AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — Aurora police Officer Brian Shields died of COVID-19 complications this week, according to the department.
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The Aurora Police Department said Shields died Tuesday morning at the age of 51.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
“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.”MORE NEWS: 'He Actually Skipped Like A Child, All The Way Up:' 11-Year-Old Boy Charged In November Carjacking In Mount Greenwood
Information about funeral arrangements will be forthcoming, Aurora police said.