One day after retiring, BRPD lieutenant dies of COVID-19

Michael Godawa
Michael Godawa(WAFB)
Published: Aug. 1, 2021 at 3:57 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge police officer who just retired from force has died of COVID-19, his family says.

Lt. Michael Godawa had been out on sick leave and passed away this week, just one day after his official retirement date.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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