ROCKWALL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Rockwall Police officer is in critical condition and on life support battling COVID-19, his wife told the Rockwall Police Officers Association to share with the public.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Arrested In Connection To Murder Of Child Found In Dallas Street
The Police Association announced on July 13, Officer Tracy Gaines had contracted COVID-19 and after a week at home, he was admitted to the hospital.
“He has made some progress but has a long journey,” his wife shared in a Facebook post. “I know he is a very special person and touches many lives so I wanted to let you know we appreciate all of the love, prayers and support. He is strong and a fighter! GOD is mighty and I know he made Tracy so special to work for him here on Earth. Please continue to pray for him!”READ MORE: Storms In North Texas Spark Tornado Warnings Sunday Afternoon
“If there is anyone who needs prayer right now, it’s Officer Gaines, his wife and two kids,” the Rockwall Police Association said on its Facebook page last week.
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“His life has been about serving and protecting. Please keep Officer Gaines, his family and our department in your prayers,” the Police Association said.