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Funeral Held For Aurora Police Officer Brian Shields, Who Died Of COVID-19

OSWEGO, Ill. (CBS)-- A funeral was held Tuesday for an Aurora police officer who died from complications after contracting COVID-19.

The funeral for Officer Brian Shields was held at Harvest New Beginnings Church in Oswego Tuesday morning. Dozens of vehicles passed under an American flag in a somber procession for Officer Shields.

A long line of police cars trailed behind the hearse carrying Shields' body to an Oswego funeral home. Officers from several police departments filled the parking lot as they arrived to pay their respects and show support.

Aurora Police Officer Brian Shields
Aurora Police Officer Brian Shields (Credit: Aurora Police)

The Aurora Police Department said Shields died Tuesday morning at the age of 51.

Aurora Police Officer Brian Shields
Aurora Police Officer Brian Shields (Credit: Aurora Police)

"Our condolences and prayers go out to Brian's family and to all those he served with during his more than 16 years as an officer with the Aurora Police Department," Aurora Chief of Police Keith Cross said in a news release. "Our police department family will do everything possible to provide support and comfort to Brian's family. Brian's memory will live on forever at APD."

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