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San Francisco Cop Placed on Leave Over Vaccine Dies of COVID-19

San Francisco Cop Placed on Leave Over Vaccine Dies of COVID-19

As police officers are state employees, many states have required them to get vaccinated against COVID-19. And these cops have had months to get their shots Still, a percentage of them have refused and have been placed on leave or fired.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – FEBRUARY 27: San Francisco police cars sit parked in front of the Hall of Justice on February 27, 2014 in San Francisco, California. A federal grand jury has indicted five San Francisco police officers and one former officer in two cases involving drug and computer thefts from suspects and the theft of money and gift cards from suspects. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Jack Nyce, an officer in San Francisco was one of those who was placed on leave. While on leave, Officer Nyce contracted COVID-19 and has now died of the virus.

According to the Stockton Record, “His symptoms had become so severe that his wife called an ambulance to transport her husband to a Kaiser hospital in Manteca, where the couple lived. She was by his side when he died that day.”

NBC Bay Area confirms, “Nyce was among the 41 officers placed on leave for not meeting the city’s deadline of being vaccinated by Nov. 1.”

Tony Montoya, the president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association honored Nyce in a statement which read, “Our heartfelt condolences go out to Jack’s wife, family and friends. This is a sad time for our department. Jack leaves a void that will be difficult to fill. Rest in peace Officer Nyce.”

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