Interim Police Chief Mark Romutis died as a result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
Chief Romutis was appointed to his position with the Ambridge Borough Police Department in 2018 and had served in law enforcement for 40 years. He had previously served with the Upper St. Clair Township Police Department, Pittsburgh Police Department, and Ellwood City Police Department. He is survived by his wife and son.
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.