Perth Amboy Police Department, New Jersey
End of Watch Thursday, October 28, 2021
Lieutenant David Formeza died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Lieutenant Formeza had served with the Perth Amboy Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his brother.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.