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West Palm Beach police officer passes away from COVID-19

Officer Robert Williams had been with department since 2001
Posted at 5:57 AM, Aug 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-17 09:22:42-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A West Palm Beach police officer has died after experiencing complications from COVID-19, the department announced Monday.

In a Facebook post, the West Palm Beach Police Department said Officer Robert Williams contracted COVID-19 and experienced complications related to the virus.

Williams had been with the department since June 2001.

Williams is survived by his wife and sons.

Of the 264 police officers who died in the line of duty in 2020 across the United States, more than half died of COVID-19, according to new data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.