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.

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 48
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 205

Incident Details

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

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Detective Songy,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 11, 2020

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