Chicago police officer dies of COVID-19
In September, the names of five officers were added Chicago's Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, including four whose deaths were tied to COVID-19. - John J. Kim/TNS

CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer has died of complications from the coronavirus. Jose Huerta, a 50-year-old from the Southwest Side, died of pneumonia from a COVID-19 infection Thursday afternoon, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. A police department spokesman declined to comment Saturday, but the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police posted on Facebook that Huerta died of COVID-19. According to a Chicago police awards page, Huerta received recognition this July for a 2017 response that led to “a homicide offender … captured and removed from the streets of Chicago.” At leas...