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Officer Seeks Treatment for Possible COVID-19 Exposure Following Arrest: Reports Through Aug. 4, 2020

Park Forest Police advise everyone to wear a mask. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- An officer was instructed to immediately end his tour of duty in early August to seek medical treatment for probably COVID-19 exposure following a traffic stop and arrest. The teen involved in the incident allegedly breathed on, spit, and coughed in the back of the officer's sqad car, telling the officer, "You got COVID," according to the report.

The arresting officer later proved to be negative for COVID-19.

"Not infected," said Village Manager Tom Mick.

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