Port Wentworth officer dies after exposure to COVID-19 while on duty

ByWTOC Staff Published:Aug. 11, 2021 at 1:51 PM EDT

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (WTOC) - A Port Wentworth officer has died from complications because of an exposure to COVID-19 while on duty, according to the police department.

The department posted on Facebook that Lt. Dale Sylvester Jr. passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 11.

Lt. Sylvester had worked for the Port Wentworth Police Department for approximately five years. Before that, he had retired from the Chatham County Police Department and the district attorney’s office after 26 years of service.

The department says funeral arrangements will be posted later.

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