Corporal Lawrence Onley died after having a confirmed exposure to a COVID-19 patient while on duty.
Corporal Onley had served with the Naval District Washington Police Department for 23 years and was assigned to the Naval Research Lab. He is survived by his daughter and fiancee.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.