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Taunton Police Officer John Borges Dies Of Coronavirus On Christmas Eve

TAUNTON (CBS) -- Taunton police have announced the death of a veteran officer due to the coronavirus. Patrolman John Borges died  following a "tough battle" with COVID-19 on Christmas Eve, the department said.

Borges spent 20 years with the Taunton police. He was a search and rescue team manager, lead trainer for MEME and active with the Civil Air Patrol.

"Ptlm. Borges loved being a police officer and cared dearly about the community he served," the department posted to Facebook. "Please take a moment to remember John and keep his family in your thoughts and prayers."

It is with deep sadness and sorrow that Chief Edward J. Walsh and the members of the Taunton Police Department inform...

Posted by Taunton Police Department on Thursday, December 24, 2020

More than 11,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Massachusetts.


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