Philadelphia, PA – April 6, 2020 – Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) today issued the following statement in response to news that a Philadelphia Police Department officer has passed away from COVID-19:
“The death of a Philadelphia police officer as a result of COVID-19 is deeply saddening to all Philadelphians.
Lieutenant Jimmy Walker served in the Police Department’s Traffic Division, and was a well-respected and well-liked member of the department.
Our police officers, firefighters, emergency first responders and city employees working on the front lines of this pandemic deserve our appreciation. The same holds true for our health care personnel putting themselves on the line every day to care for sick patients.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Lt. Walker’s family today, and our gratitude is with every city worker and health care professional working to keep us safe. Remember to please stay home, or keep your social distance if you must go out for essential tasks. We must flatten the curve.”