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- Dec. 25, 2021 -

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Lawrence Township Police Dept. Patch
Resided: Canal Fulton OH, USA
Born: May. 11, 1968  
Fallen: Dec. 25, 2021
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 53 yrs. of age
Dept: Lawrence Township Police Dept. - OH
5830 Manchester Ave NW  
North Lawrence, OH   44666   USA
County: Stark
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: 2014
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 792
On The Job: 8 years
Bio: Sean Eric VanDenberg was born in Muskegon, Michigan. Sean was a loving and devoted husband, father, poppy, son, brother, and friend.

Sean was a 1987 graduate of Jackson High School. After graduating, he worked hard to provide for his family as a welder/fitter fabricator. He remained in that field for nearly 30 years, and at age 42, he decided to chase his dream of becoming a police officer and joined the police academy in 2013. In 2014, he began working for the Lawrence Township Police Department.

During his career he was a field training officer, a firearms instructor, and commercial truck enforcement officer. He was a member of the Canton Metro SWAT cooperative where he was a master operator assigned to the specialty positions of chemical impact munitions, breacher, and sniper. He had a true passion for his career and helping people.

Sean will be remembered by everyone who knew him for his unforgettable laugh, kindness, and the joy he brought to those around him. He loved his dogs, his family, his friends, riding his motorcycle, traveling, disco music, and nearly waxing the decals off of his police cruiser. In recent years he became an avid bike rider, ultramarathon runner, and scuba diver. He was a man of God and encouraged others to believe in Jesus and in themselves.

To know Sean was to love him, and he will truly be missed.

Survived by:
Jeanann - Wife
& four children

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   North Lawrence, OH   USA   Fri. Dec. 03, 2021
Summary: Patrolman Sean VanDenberg died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 from arresting and transporting a COVID-19 positive suspect to jail after serving a warrant at a home in the at 15400 block of Wooster Street NW in North Lawrence.


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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