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California officer dies from COVID after missing vaccination deadline

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Posted at 9:01 AM, Nov 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-09 12:01:05-05

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a police officer who was placed on leave for missing the city of San Francisco’s deadline to be inoculated has died after being stricken by COVID-19.

The wife of Officer Jack Nyce tells the newspaper he tested positive on Nov. 2 and died Saturday at a hospital in Manteca.

The vice president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association, Lt. Tracy McCray, says Nyce was on a 30-day stint of paid administrative leave because he had not received the vaccination required by the city.

Nyce was a 17-year employee of the department.