Second police officer with APD dies after battling COVID-19

Another officer with the Austin Police Department has died after battling COVID-19

This is the second line of duty death from COVID within APD.

Interim APD Chief Joseph Chacon announced on social media that Senior Sergeant Steve Urias #2103 had "passed away while fighting the good fight" on August 26. 

"I have to take a moment to remind everyone to take all precautions to keep yourself safe and to keep the virus from spreading," Chief Chacon said in a series of tweets. "The COVID-19 variant has proven more dangerous than previous surges, & we have many staff who are infected w/ the virus, & a few hospitalized still fighting."

Senior Sergeant Steve Urias was with APD for over 31 years. 

He is survived by his wife and his two adult children. 

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