We are deeply saddened and mourn the loss of our dear friend Gary Tibbetts.
Gary was a great supporter of #BradentonPD, and all of law enforcement. He was a dedicated and tireless advocate for the community he proudly served. pic.twitter.com/GBJqItSBnJ
— Bradenton Police (@BradentonPD) July 24, 2020
Courtesy of The Hill:
A longtime staffer for Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) died from the coronavirus on Friday, the congressman announced, becoming the first known congressional aide to die from the illness.
Buchanan said in a statement that he was “devastated” by the death of Gary Tibbetts, a field representative who had been a member of the congressman’s staff since 2011.
Tibbetts, 66, a retired police officer, died at a Florida hospital.
“Gary was the consummate professional and a true public servant in every sense of the word,” Buchanan said in his statement.
“He touched so many lives and was loved and respected by those who knew him. I will never forget his uplifting spirit, sense of humor and sheer joy at helping others,” Buchanan added.
This thing is hitting awfully close to home, I think it is only a matter of time before it starts to take out Congressmen and Senators.
And since we can almost guarantee they will be Republican I wonder how that changes their attitude then?