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Dean Angelo Sr., former FOP president, dies after COVID-19 hospitalization

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Former Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo Sr. died Tuesday after a weekslong battle with COVID-19, for which he was hospitalized in late September. He was 67.

Angelo was president of the police union from 2014 to 2017, during the murder of Black teenager Laquan McDonald at the hands of white police officer Jason Van Dyke and the first wave of Black Lives Matter protests. Angelo spent more than 37 years on the police force.

The Cook County medical examiner's office Wednesday said Angelo succumbed to pneumonia as a complication of a COVID-19 infection.

Dean Angelo, former president of the Fraternal Order of Police, on Nov. 8, 2016. (Michael Tercha / Chicago Tribune)

Angelo earned a master's degree in criminal social justice and human behavior from Lewis University in 1995 and went on to get a doctoral degree from Loyola University Chicago. He would later teach law enforcement classes at National Louis University and the College of St. Joseph.

Angelo tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-September and had been in intensive care since Sep. 26, according to a post on the union's Facebook page.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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