Bay Area police officer dies of COVID-19

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MORAGA, Calif. (KRON) — A police officer with the Moraga Police Department has died of COVID-19, officials announced Monday.

58-year-old Corporal Kevin Mooney died on August 21, the police department said. He has been with the Moraga police since 2013.

Members of the Moraga Police Department are mourning the loss of Mooney. Police Chief Jon King describes the loss as gutwrenching.

He says the entire department is heartbroken and described Mooney as a friend to all and a family man.

Chief King says Mooney always cared for the victims and pursued suspects relentlessly. He was the department’s detective.

Prior to that, Mooney was with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office for 21 years. He was also a member of the United States Marine Corps for 29 years.

Mooney leaves behind a wife, children, and grandchildren. Chief King says they will all get through this together.

“He always would tell us, let’s stay focused on the mission and let’s complete the mission,” Chief King says.

The chief said he was unable to disclose whether Mooney was vaccinated or not.

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