PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Police Officer Richard Howe has died of complications from COVID-19.
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Public Safety said Howe was a 24-year veteran of the police. He worked as a Motorcycle Unit Supervisor within the Special Deployment Division.
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“I’ve known Rick for over 20 years and have had the pleasure of working with him at Zone 6 and SDD. He has also volunteered several times for various Special Olympics events. He was a good man, cop, father and husband. He will be sorely missed, ”Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert said in the statement.
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Sergeant Howe is survived by his wife Cali, his son Josh and his daughters Faith and Christine. Officials say funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.