EVERMAN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A nearly 27-year veteran of the Everman Police Department is in critical condition battling COVID-19, the department said Monday afternoon.
Officer Alex Arango was placed on a ventilator earlier in the day, according to the department’s Facebook page.READ MORE: Dallas Police Arrest 1 For Manslaughter After Handgun Misfire Kills 16-Year-Old Boy
“Officer Arango has sacrificed so much for others, now it’s time to give back to him. The family is asking for your prayers, for strength and healing,” the Facebook post said.
Everman’s City Manager and Chief of Public Safety, C.W. Spencer said of Officer Arango, “He truly in a cornerstone for our department.”READ MORE: 'Your Life Does Not End Because You Have A Diagnosis': Shantel Smith Opens Up About Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis Before 'Survivor'
Spencer said other officers are doing OK as far as COVID-19 is concerned.
The department hosted a prayer vigil Monday night in the parking lot of Harris Southwest Hospital in Fort Worth.MORE NEWS: Police Search Apartment Complex For Kaufman Co. Chase Suspect
Everman is about 11 miles south of Fort Worth.