BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — On Thursday, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall paid tribute to a UAB police officer who died after contracting COVID-19 last year.
Marshall made the law enforcement presentation to honor UAB Police Department Sgt. Parnell Guyton, who died last July.
“Sgt. Guyton was well loved and respected by his peers, the department, and community,” Marshall said.
Marshall presented Deputy Chief Marvin Atmore with a praying hands statue as recognition from the Attorney General’s office for “Sgt. Guyton, his family, and the UAB department are in their prayers.” The Attorney General also presented an accommodation plaque for the Guyton family.
Guyton, 47, was taken to UAB hospital in March 2020 after suffering from flu-like symptoms and was tested for COVID-19 and then received a positive test back.
Guyton died July 31. He had worked at UAB since 1997.
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