Twelve county police staffers tested positive for COVID in the last month

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Residents and emergency first-responders from across the St. Louis region came out to pay their respects to North County Police Cooperative officer Michael Langsdorf during his funeral procession from the Cathedral Basilica to Resurrection Cemetery in Affton Monday, July 1. Langsdorf was fatally shot June 23 while responding to a call about a bad check at a Wellston Food Market.

The St. Louis County Police Department reported 12 staff members contracted COVID since Aug. 19. This includes commissioned officers and professional staff members in the Division of Patrol (four precincts), the Division of Criminal Investigations, and the Division of Operational Support.

The cases mark the 257th case in the department, with only 57 occurring in the last seven months. A press release stated it is unclear how or where the staff members contracted the virus.