CANTON DE CLINTON, Michigan. – COVID-19 has taken another member of the police.
The Township of Clinton mourns the loss of its Chief of Police who has dedicated 41 years to community service.
Fred Posavetz had served the department for over four decades as a chef since 2007.
The last time Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon saw his good friend was to swear an oath to a new officer.
Posavetz was a policeman, an officer. Of his more than four decades in law enforcement, 17 have been spent as chief of police. Now her community is in severe pain.
“This community has lost a great leader. How could this happen? Cannon asked.
On February 12, Posavetz went to a local hospital with severe symptoms of COVID-19.
He was almost immediately flown by helicopter to a University of Michigan hospital in the hopes that treatment might save him.
Posavetz had to be put on a ventilator and never stopped. His wife and children were there, including two sons, who followed in their father’s footsteps. Their names are Ryan and Eric.
“He was a great cop, a great husband. A great community leader, ”Posavetz said.
“I will personally miss him, as will this community.”
Posavetz would retire on June 1 of this year. While it is not known exactly where or how he contracted COVID, Cannon says he will push for it to be considered a death in the line of duty and will fight to have his name recognized as a hero who, at 64, gave his life for the community. .
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend Fred Posavetz. As a leader in the law enforcement community, he was admired by many and revered by those of us who knew him personally. Our hearts and prayers are with him and his family, ”said Macomb County Director Mark Hackel.
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