Frederick Police Officer Dies From COVID Complications

Officer Greg Santangelo

He was a patrol officer and lead instructor for the training academy.

Frederick, Md (KM) The Frederick Police Department has lost one of its own. The agency says Officer Greg Santangelo passed away Tuesday night from complications from COVID-19.

Officer Santangelo is a graduate of the 2013 Frederick Police Training Academy. He worked in the Patrol Division until 2015 when he jointed the training academy as lead instructor.

Officer Santangelo taught eight entry level academies,. and several lateral academies, and one comparative compliance course.

“His love and passion for law enforcement is directly responsible for developing many of our highly trained, community-oriented officers who serve this great city,” said the Frederick Police Department in a statement on its Twitter page.

He not only trained officers for the Frederick Police Department, but also the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Brunswick Police, Hagerstown Police, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office.

“The legacy he leaves behind has made this community, and so many others, better and safer than before he arrived,” the Department also says in its Twitter post.

“We will miss his personality, knowledge and dedication tremendously. May you rest in Peace, brother. You will never be forgotten,” the Twitter post continues.

Santangelo retired from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office before joining the Frederick Police Department.

By Kevin McManus