Detroit police captain Jonathan Parnell passes away from COVID-19

Posted at 10:54 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 14:22:07-04

(WXYZ) — Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced that Captain Jonathan Parnell has died from COVID-19.

Parnell spent decades on the force.

"Everyone loved him," Craig said during a press conference with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Wednesday.

This is the department's second death from COVID-19, following the death of a civilian dispatcher.

More than 200 DPD officers are in quarantine due to potential exposure to the virus.

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