Police Officer Jose Fontanez

Police Officer Jose Fontanez

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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Jose Fontanez

Police Officer Jose Fontanez died as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Officer Fontanez had served with the Boston Police Department for 29 years and was assigned to District E-13 (Jamaica Plain). He is survived by his wife, four children, and one grandchild.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge 10711

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, April 3, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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