Sergeant Michael Clegg died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of an exposure while on duty.
Sergeant Clegg had served with the Newark Police Department for 27 years and was assigned to the 1st Precinct. He is survived by his mother and sister.
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.