Detective Joseph Anthony Tripoli

Detective Joseph Anthony Tripoli

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, January 3, 2022

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Joseph Anthony Tripoli

Detective Joseph Tripoli died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Detective Tripoli had served with the Chicago Police Department for 27 years and was assigned to Area 3. He is survived by his daughter, two sons, his father, and three brothers.


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 53
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge 20571

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I will always remember my friend, Joe Tripoli. He was always nice to me. If he ever had a bad day he was the kind of guy that would never let you know. Thank you for your kindness, I will see you in Heaven my friend.

Police Officer Mario Mejia
Chicago Police

December 30, 2022

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