Major Rickie Groves died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure at the Kennett Police Department.
Major Groves had served with the Kennett Police Department for 35 years. He is survived by his five children.
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.