A police officer who was placed on furlough for failing to meet the city of San Francisco’s deadline to get vaccinated has died after being struck by COVID-19, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Agent Jack Nyce, 46, tested positive on Nov. 2 and died Saturday at a hospital in Manteca, his wife, Melissa Nyce, told the newspaper Monday.
The Chronicle said Melissa Nyce declined to say whether her husband had been vaccinated, but the vice president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association, Lieutenant Commander Tracy McCray, said Jack Nyce was on 30 days of paid administrative leave because he required the vaccination by the city. .
The death is due to a decline in mandates for vaccinations for government employees.
The San Francisco Police Department said last week that as many as 70 sworn and civilian workers had been placed on furlough for failing to meet the Nov. 1 vaccination deadline. According to a press release, as of Nov. 2, 97.5% of the department’s employees had been fully vaccinated.
All officers who have not been vaccinated by Nov. 13 will be given unpaid administrative leave until the San Francisco Police Commission convenes a hearing.
Jack Nyce was a 17-year-old employee of the department.
“He loved being a police officer,” said his widow.
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