CLERMONT, Florida -- A Clermont Police Department officer died Tuesday after weeks of fighting COVID-19, following a trip to the northeast, the agency said.
Conrad Buckley had served as a patrol officer for Clermont for two years before his death. He had previously served as an officer with the Northeastern University Police Department in Boston for several years, CPD officials shared in a statement released Wednesday.
“He was an outstanding police officer who cared greatly for his fellow officers and the community,” CPD Chief Charles Broadway wrote in a statement. “He took tremendous pride in being a police officer and carried himself with confidence and integrity. Today, the city of Clermont lost a good cop and a great man.”
Buckley had traveled to the Boston area in late March for a family emergency and, upon his return to Florida in early April, he self-quarantined, CPD officials said. But during his quarantine, Buckley developed symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.
He sought medical attention and was soon hospitalized.
He died early Tuesday of the virus.
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