WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A West Palm Beach police officer has died after experiencing complications related to COVID-19.
Officer Anthony Testa started working with the West Palm Beach Police Department on Aug. 13, 2017.
His death was announced by the department early Saturday.
He is survived by his wife, son and family.
Christine Demaline, a cousin of Testa's wife, started a GoFundMe page to benefit his family before his passing.
According to her statement on the GoFundMe page, Testa was a combat veteran, serving in the military for 5 years, received a total of 6 life-saving medals from the West Palm Beach police department, and was recently in the ICU on a ventilator battling severe COVID-19 and pneumonia.