​Third Dallas Police Officer Tests Positive For COVID-19

Alan Scaia
March 31, 2020 - 6:34 am
Dallas Police

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Three Dallas police officers have now tested positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19. Dallas police say the third officer works at the In-Service Academy.

That officer, whose identity was not released for privacy reasons, has been on sick leave since March 18. Dallas police say the officer is "home and recuperating."

The department says it hired an outside contractor to clean and sanitize the area of the In-Service Academy where the officer works. No one else at the center has shown symptoms of the virus.

"DPD's medical team will assess if quarantine of other officers is necessary since receiving the test result [Monday>," the department wrote in a statement.

On March 19, Dallas police reported their first case of COVID-19 among officers. That officer works in Northeast Patrol Division and was isolated and said to have been recovering well. Three co-workers who had contact with the officer were placed in quarantine.

The next day, Dallas police reported a second case among officers, this one at Central Patrol Division. In that case, police said the officer was also self-isolating and recovering.