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30 year NOPD veteran dies of complications from COVID-19

Officer Sharon Williams passed away Sunday morning. She was a public servant for 30 years and a member of the Fifth District of the New Orleans Police Department.

NEW ORLEANS β€” The New Orleans Police Department asked the public to pray for the family and friends of a police officer who contributed 30 years of her life working for the public. 

Officer Sharon Williams, who served most recently with NOPD's Fifth District, died Sunday because of COVID-19 complications. 

The police department posted a photo on Twitter, announcing Williams' passing Sunday. 

"We are extremely sad to announce the passing of another member of our #NOPD family due to complications from #COVID19," the tweet said. "Fifth District Ofc. Sharon Williams, a 30 year veteran of our Dept., passed away this morning. Please keep her family & friends in your prayers."

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