Police Officer Marco DiFranco died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
Officer DiFranco had served with the Chicago Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, and a brother who also serves with the agency.
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.