Carnegie Mellon University Police Department, Pennsylvania
End of Watch Wednesday, October 13, 2021
James Edward Simonetti
Police Officer Jimmy Simonetti died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 while performing his duties on the Carnegie Mellon University Campus at 5000 Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh.
Officer Simonetti had served with the Carnegie Mellon University Police Department for over 25 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.
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.