‘COVID-19 got me but it hasn’t defeated me’: JPD officer says he is not giving up after catching virus

‘COVID-19 got me but it hasn’t defeated me’: JPD officer says he is not giving up after catching virus
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Last week, Jackson Police Chief James Davis confirmed a Precinct 2 officer had tested positive for COVID-19.

Chief Davis is now confirming a 2nd officer that has tested positive for COVID-19. The officer is a female in Precinct One.

The Precinct Two officer has been identified as Acting Sgt. Danny P. Hicks.

In a Facebook post, Hicks thanked everyone for their thoughts, prayers and kind words.

“Covid 19 got me but it hasn’t defeated me,” he wrote. “Everyday is still a fight and I’m not giving up.”

He asked the public to continue to keep him and his family in your prayers.

Chief Davis said he is proud of his officers for always keeping the public first and that officers had been issued masks, gloves and disinfectant for their patrol cars.

They are also practicing social distancing during roll call.

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