Police Officer Joseph CappelloRest in Peace Bro…We Got The Watch
Melrose Park Police Department, Illinois
End of Watch Friday, April 24, 2020
Tour 22 years
Incident Date Friday, March 20, 2020
Communicable Disease, COVID-19
Police Officer Joseph Cappello died after contracting COVID-19 through a confirmed exposure while on duty at a business in the 8400 block of West North Avenue.
Officer Cappello had served with the Melrose Park Police Department for two years after having retired from the Cook County Sheriff's Office with 20 years of service.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
Nemo me impune lacessit
Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, From the hills, From the sky. All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.