Sergeant Michael W. Clegg
Newark (NJ) Police Department
End of Watch: May 10, 2020
Sergeant Michael W. Clegg contracted COVID-19 during his duties as a police officer and presented ill on April 15, 2020, and succumbed to complications from the virus on May 10, 2020. Sergeant Clegg is the first officer fatality from the state of New Jersey in 2020. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund recognizes that our officers on the front lines are increasingly vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19 virus, and we are committed to performing the research required to determine how COVID-19 is impacting line-of-duty deaths.
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