Veteran Philadelphia police officer, minister dies after battle with COVID-19

The Philadelphia Police Department is mourning the loss of a veteran officer and baptist minister who died on Tuesday after a battle with coronavirus. 

Erin L. Tokley, 47, spent most of his 24-year career serving Philadelphia's 25th district and was most recently assigned to the 12th district.

Tokley died on the 24th anniversary of his graduation from the police academy, according to a Facebook post from his wife.

Tokley was a minister at Calvary Baptist Church in West Philadelphia. He is survived by his wife Octavia and three young children.



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