Fort Worth Police sergeant dies following long battle with COVID

Sgt. Jon Jenson, badge #3005
Sgt. Jon Jenson, badge #3005 Photo credit Fort Worth PD

The Fort Worth Police Department is mourning the passing of one of its own.

The department announced the Saturday passing of Sgt. Jon Jensen following a long battle with COVID.

He was with the department for 26 years and was assigned to the North patrol unit.

Sgt. Jensen's death leaves a huge hole in the department.

"He was a supervisor that took care of his officers and made sure that they had their mental health, their well being and their physical well being," Ofc. Jimmy Pollozani told KRLD News. "He was that type of guy that was heavily involved in his officers (and) their families. I mean, he was just an all-around guy that every officer would love to have as a supervisor."

Jensen was married and he had two kids.

"As an individual, I know he's going to be missed and loved by so many people here in Fort Worth and the department," says Pollozani. "He's touched so many lives in his 26 years of service here at Fort Worth PD."

Funeral arrangements are still pending.

"He did contract COVID during the line of duty," Pollozani says. "So, the city and the department (are) going to treat this as a line of duty death."

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