Police Officer Ronald Newman died as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
Officer Newman had served with the Chicago Police Department for 19 years and was assigned to the 4th District. 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.