An officer with Louisville Metro Corrections has died after battling COVID-19.
Officer Rick Longoria was diagnosed with coronavirus, pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome on Aug. 29. He had not been responding to friends’ and family’s phone calls, and Longoria’s son later found his father unconscious and low on oxygen, according to a Facebook post by Louisville Corrections FOP Lodge 77.
He was placed on a ventilator and dialysis, and was in critical condition, the post said.
Longoria spent 18 years with LMDC and “always met people with a smiling face and a positive attitude,” the FOP lodge said. “He will be dearly missed.”
He also served in the armed forces, according to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.
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