West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida
End of Watch Saturday, September 25, 2021
Police Officer Anthony Testa died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Officer Testa was a United States Army veteran having served two tours in Afghanistan. He had served with the West Palm Beach Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and son.
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.