Chandler police officer dies after contracting COVID-19

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Tyler Britt
Posted at 11:30 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 21:22:57-05

CHANDLER, AZ — A Chandler Police Department says one of its officers has died after a battle with coronavirus.

Officer Tyler Britt reportedly died Monday after a "protracted battle with COVID-19," the department announced.

Officer Britt was with the department for 19 years, and has a wife and son.

No further information was provided by the department about Officer Britt's death or pending memorial services.

As of Tuesday, Arizona health officials have reported nearly 10,500 deaths of Arizonans due to coronavirus.