Police Officer Joseph Cappello

Police Officer Joseph Cappello

Melrose Park Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 24, 2020

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Joseph Cappello

Police Officer Joseph Cappello died after contracting COVID-19 through a confirmed exposure while on duty at a business in the 8400 block of West North Avenue.

Officer Cappello had served with the Melrose Park Police Department for two years after having retired from the Cook County Sheriff's Office with 20 years of service.

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.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 138

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, March 20, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in peace Ofc. Cappello. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the MPPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

May 22, 2020

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