Police Officer Dies of COVID-19 Day Before His Wedding!

Police Officer Dies of COVID-19 Day Before His Wedding!

  • DeMarcus Dunn worked for the Baker Police department and was highly respected among his peers
  • The late died a day to his wedding after being on a ventilator for a while in hospital, with many hoping that he would get better
  • Dunn's cousin and colleague, Carl Dunn, noted he discover pretty late that he was not vaccinated despite the department requiring their officers to do so

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A police officer from Louisiana, US, lost his life just a day to his wedding after succumbing to COVID-19.

DeMarcus Dunn was to get married the day after succumbing to COVID-19.
DeMarcus Dunn (L) with a colleague handing him a present. Photo: Baker Police Department.
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Police lieutenant DeMarcus Dunn was a highly respected officer at Baker Police, and his death came as a surprise to many.

According to New York Post, Dunn passed away on August 13, and on the following day, he was set to walk down the aisle with fiancée Francine James.

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ABC News reported the couple was to get married in July 2020 but postponed it to 2021 due to the pandemic.

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Dunn, an airforce veteran, tested positive for coronavirus in late July and was unvaccinated despite being required by the police department to get the jab.

The late's cousin and Baker's police chief, Carl Dunn, said it was until after he was infected that he realised Dunn was not vaccinated, adding he had trouble breathing, headaches and a cough but would always sound upbeat.

Sadly, Dunn never got to be taken off the ventilator.

The late officer loved spending his free time coaching youth football and basketball.

Carl said he was very competitive but loved giving back and always had a smile on his face despite whatever he was going through.

The policeman was buried on Friday, August 20, at a beautiful ceremony.

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He is survived by three children aged one, five and 13.

Chief Executive of the GRD Authority dies of COVID-19

In other news, YEN.com.gh reported that the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA), Richard Dombo died of COVID-19 complications.

The son of the late Chief Simon Diedong Dombo, one of the founders of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia political tradition, President Nana Akufo-Addo appointed him to head GRDA in 2017.

He had been battling the deadly COVID-19 pandemic since January 2021.

He was the operations manager for Southwest Rail, one of the largest rail operators in the UK.

He has been in the sector since 1994.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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