Detective Sergeant Gary Taccone died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Sergeant Taccone was a United States Air Force veteran. He had served with the Erie Police Department for 24 years. He is survived by his son.
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.