From an anonymous police officer:
‘I am a serving front line Police officer currently working on response.
This evening (Monday 6th April 2020), I was called to an address where an adult in their 50s had just passed away having recently been confirmed as having contracted the COVID-19 virus.
This was obviously an extremely emotional time for this persons partner and three children who were all present at the address where the victim had passed away.
Despite this, the grieving family asked me to tell as many people as possible, especially those who aren’t currently taking the Governments restrictions as seriously as they should be, to please, please, please STAY AT HOME.
The victim, in this case, was a much-loved partner and Parent who was taken from the world well before their time probably because of the negligence and arrogance of those who continue to flaunt the directions in place to keep everyone safe.
Even in their grief, the family wanted me to get this message out to everyone I could, to save the lives and suffering of others.
So please share this story.
It’s not fake news; it’s not just another rant.
These are real people, real families and god forbid, but they could be your family next.
I couldn’t end my shift this evening without keeping my promise to the family that I would spread the word, and I hope you will help me to do this.’
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