x
Breaking News
More () »

New Orleans's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | New Orleans, Louisiana | WWLTV.com

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."

This is a developing story, and it will be updated with the latest information available. Stick with WWLTV.com for the latest news.

β–Ί Get breaking news from your neighborhood delivered directly to you by downloading the FREE WWL-TV News app now in the IOS App Store or Google Play.

β€ŽStay up-to-date with the latest news and weather in the New Orleans area on the all-new free WWL TV app. Our app features the latest breaking news that impacts you and your family, interactive weather and radar, and live video from our newscasts and local events. LOCAL & BREAKING NEWS * Receive r...

More Stories:

RELATED: 4 St. Louis police officers shot at, 1 struck after man opens fire with sawed-off shotgun

RELATED: After crash, man leaves his car, shoots & kills victim in second car, flees

RELATED: Track COVID-19: Louisiana Coronavirus Outbreak Map

RELATED: Man fatally shot at Metairie apartment complex