Police Officer Francesco Scorpo died after contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure while on duty at 95 Grand Street.
Officer Scorpo had served with the Paterson Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and two 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.