Detective John D. Songy

Detective John D. Songy

Rutland Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, May 29, 2020

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John D. Songy

Detective John Songy died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure while on duty.

Detective Songy had served with the Rutland Police Department for eight years and had previously served with the Oakham Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two stepchildren.

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 48
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 205

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 23, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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On behalf of our family to all your family sir, Our hearts bleed for all of you. Every time we loose another officer it rips through our souls as we know all too well what road all of you are now on, and must travel for the rest of your lives. No matter what please, please, please stay close to one another. You’re a HERO and will forever be a HERO!! We will NEVER FORGET the sacrifices each of you made by Your hero deciding to put on the uniform and badge EVERYDAY. May God give all of you peace knowing he saved the life of others and did so so proudly. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are and will be called the Children of God. Sir, May you Rest In Peace and continue to show the signs to your family that you are around them, FOREVER. As a mother of a fallen hero, my son does this daily and knowing he’s still here, brings great comfort. So I ask you Sir....please be their guardian angel as they walk through the shadows of grief. All LEO supporters and the officers you left behind, will take it from here, sir. RIP!!

Ms. Tammy Avent
Mother of Fallen BPA Jose “Joey” Barraza EOW: 4-18-16.

July 4, 2020

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