Patrolman Gary Walker died as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
Patrolman Walker had served with the Bloomingdale Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and one child.
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.