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.
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.”
Reading about a San Francisco cop, Jack Nyce, 46, who was among the 41 officers put on leave for refusing SF’s Nov. 1st vaccine requirement.
He tested positive for covid Tuesday 11/2. His symptoms got so severe, his wife called EMTs to rush him to the hospital. He died Saturday.
— Johnathan S. Perkins (@JohnathanPerk) November 10, 2021
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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