Sergeant Clifford Martin died as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
Sergeant Martin had served with the Chicago Police Department for 25 years and was assigned to Unit 610 – Bureau of Detectives – Area Central. He is survived by his wife and three 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.