LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A police officer in Indiana has died from COVID-19 after being exposed to the virus while on the job.
Sergeant Thomas Sawyer, of the Hammond Police Department, died Thursday from "complications of COVID-19," according to a news release from Supporting Heroes.
Sawyer, 53, was a 23-year-veteran of the Hammond, Indiana police department, which is in the northern part of the state, near Chicago. He is also a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He leaves behind a wife and two children.
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