Sergeant Joseph Youse died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
Sergeant Youse had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for 39 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, and four siblings.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.