2nd Austin Police Officer Dies From COVID-19 In As Many Days


The Austin Police Department is announcing the death of another officer from COVID-19. Interim Chief Joseph Chacon says Senior Sergeant Steve Urias passed away from the virus on Thursday.

Urias is the second Austin Police officer to die from COVID this week, as the virus continues to be an issue for the department. KXAN reports 41 officers are currently out because of COVID, including three in the hospital.

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