Chief of Police Fred Alan Posavetz

Chief of Police Fred Alan Posavetz

Clinton Township Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, March 22, 2021

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Fred Alan Posavetz

Chief of Police Fred Posavetz died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Chief Posavetz had served with the Clinton Township Police Department for 41 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

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.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 41 years
  • Badge 65

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, February 12, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19, FBI National Academy

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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

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Durango Police Department

May 18, 2021

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