Coronavirus: 53-year-old British Transport Police officer dies

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Det Con John Coker has been described as “charismatic, kind and thoughtful”

A British Transport Police (BTP) detective died from a coronavirus, the force said.

Det Con John Coker, 53, who was based in Euston’s criminal investigation department, leaves behind a wife and three children.

He was “charismatic, kind and caring” and “very loved and respected by everyone he worked with,” said Chief of Police Paul Crowther.

To date, more than 14,600 people with coronavirus have died in the UK.

In a statement, Mr. Crowther said his thoughts are with the family and colleagues at Det Con Coker.

He added, “John has been in the construction family for over a decade … he will be greatly missed by all members of the force. “

According to BTP, Mr. Coker first fell ill on March 22 and was placed in intensive care after his health did not improve. He died on Friday.

“A power plant”

Tributes were also paid to a member of Greater Manchester police, Marcia Pryce, 61, who died on April 2 after contracting a coronavirus.

Ms. Pryce has worked for strength for over 30 years.

Her sister Amira Asantewa said, “Marcia was a powerhouse, a positive influence in my life and in the lives of the many people she knew and loved.

“She has touched the lives of so many friends and colleagues over the years and has built lifelong relationships. “

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