Patrolman Sean E. VanDenberg

Patrolman Sean E. VanDenberg

Lawrence Township Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, December 25, 2021

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Sean E. VanDenberg

Patrolman Sean VanDenberg died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 from arresting and transporting a COVID-19 positive suspect to jail after serving a warrant at a home in the 15400 block of Wooster Street NW in North Lawrence.

Patrolman VanDenberg had served with the Lawrence Township Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife, four children, and two grandchildren.

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 54
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 792

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, December 3, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19, transport, warrant service


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