According to this story, Jason Vice, an Alabama State Trooper, died of COVID-19. He leaves behind a wife and two kids. Typically, stories about law enforcement officers don't dig into their vaccination stance. But I do. Jason was a full on conspiracy minded anti-vaxxer.
Here are a few Facebook posts announcing his position on the vaccination matter:
Here he asks us to "think about it". It takes a normal human being 2 seconds to dismiss this as paranoia.
And for some reason he likes to conflate two completely separate issues:
He also thinks the vaccine is bunk. Not mentioning the severity of those infections (unlike his own):
So now Jason is dead, and he leaves his family behind. What sucks is that the story talks about Jason's "sacrifice and devotion by serving and protecting the citizens of Alabama.”
Well, he should have made the same sacrifice and devotion to his family and gotten vaccinated.
According to news sources (just Google it), COVID was the leading cause of death among active duty officers in 2020 and 2021. In fact, in 2020 it outpaced all of the other causes combined. Edit: please get vaccinated!!! PLEASE!!!