Sergeant Michael Patrick Cassidy

Sergeant Michael Patrick Cassidy

New Bedford Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Michael Patrick Cassidy

Sergeant Mike Cassidy died as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Sergeant Cassidy was a United States Marine Corps Operation Desert Storm veteran and served with the New Bedford Police Department assigned to uniform patrol, narcotics, criminal investigation, and firearms throughout his 27-year career. Sergeant Cassidy is survived by his wife, daughter, parents, two brothers, and a sister.


The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.

Bio

  • Age 52
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Sgt. Cassidy,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served the USMC as a member of the 3rd Marines(1/3)-especially during the 1991 Gulf War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 28, 2022

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