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Memphis police officer dies while receiving treatment for COVID-19

MPD Officer Jimmie Alex Shindler
MPD Officer Jimmie Alex Shindler(Action News 5/MPA)
Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 12:28 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis police officers are saying goodbye to another one of their own this week.

The Memphis Police Association shared a Facebook post, Monday announcing the death of Memphis Police Officer Jimmie Alex Shindler.

MPA says Shindler died while receiving treatment for an illness at Baptist East Hospital. According to Facebook posts from family, he’d been battling COVID-19 for several weeks.

The 35-year-old served with the department for 12 years and was currently assigned to the Mt. Moriah Station.

He is survived by his wife, Beth, and their two children.

MPA says Shindler is “remembered as a good friend, husband, father and dedicated police officer.”

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