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- Jun. 17, 2021 -

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Hammond Police Dept. Patch
Resided: IN, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jun. 17, 2021
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 53 yrs. of age
Dept: Hammond Police Dept. - IN
509 Douglas St.  
Hammond , IN   46320   USA
County: Lake
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 448
On The Job: 23 years
Bio: Sergeant Sawyer was a U.S. Air Force veteran


Tom Sawyer is a prime example of what it means to be a selfless man. For 24 years, he served his country in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and the Gulf War, and for the past 22 years, he has been an active member of the Hammond Police Department.

Tom has achieved many accomplishments over the years, but he would be the first to tell you that his greatest accomplishment is his family. As a husband and a father of two, Tom has always made sure that his family remained his top priority, despite the long hours that the job brings.

On May 6th, 2021, Tom and his wife, Mary had tested positive for COVID-19. While his wife made a full recovery with mild symptoms, Tom needed to be admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for low oxygen and blood clots in his lungs. Over the following week, things seemed to be looking up as Tom was moved out of the ICU. He was able to breathe through an oxygen mask and communicate with his family, who could not see him due to hospital restrictions. This all changed on May 14th, when Mary received a call from her husband's nurse saying that he needed to be moved back to the ICU and be put on a ventilator.

Survived by:
and two children

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IN   USA   Sat. May. 01, 2021
Summary: Sergeant Thomas Sawyer died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in an exposure while assigned to the Hammond Police Jail. ====================================================================

COVID-19, a flu-like virus, originated in Wuhan, China. Worth a mention, the Chinese Government had a biological research facility in that very province. At this point, it was widely held that COVID-19 was a bat-coronavirus and the first case was discovered in Wuhan in Oct. 2019.

On Dec. 31, 2019, Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, with an unknown cause. Jan 7, 2020 Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).

Despite deaths and an entire Chinese Province(Hubei) quarantined by the Chinese Government, the World Health Organization(WHO) simply declares a global public-health emergency. Despite this serious understatement, on January 31st, President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks. Despite a large public outcry of racism, this move likely saved 1000's of American lives, it would later be deemed.

After a full blown global infection, and an entire country being declared on 'Lockdown'(Italy), on March 11th, WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. This same day, President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries. On Mar. 13th, a US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

On Mar. 23rd, New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US. On Mar. 31, more than 1/3 of humanity is under some form of lockdown. On Apr. 2nd, the world passes one million COVID-19 infections.

On April 7th, roughly 95% of all Americans are under lockdown, as 42 states issue stay-at-home orders. The entire American economy has ground to a halt. Congress passed laws awarding trillions in grants, loans and other types of assistance to the American working population and businesses.

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