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Collected Item: “COVID-19 Claims Life of Trailblazing Bourne Police Lieutenant, Cancer Survivor”

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COVID-19 Claims Life of Trailblazing Bourne Police Lieutenant, Cancer Survivor

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online article

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect law enforcement personnel far more than all other job hazards. The SARS-CoV-2 virus killed more American police officers and law enforcement personnel in 2020 than any other cause of death, and that trend appears to continue in 2021. Unlike most other essential workers, law enforcement professionals cannot reliably keep social distance or avoid personal contact with the public and their colleagues. Additionally, they are unable to seek reasonable accommodations that would allow them to do so, and their failure to fulfill their duties and sworn obligations is often grounds for dismissal and decertification.

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police, cop, law enforcement, LEO, COVID victim, infected, positive, cancer survivor, line of duty death, gender, barrier, woman, female

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https://www.officer.com/covid-19/news/21215732/covid19-claims-life-of-trailblazing-bourne-police-lieutenant-cancer-survivor

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Cynthia McCormick

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2021-03-24
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