Akron Police honor Officer Edward Stewart, who died of COVID-19 complications, with motorcade and final salute

Officer Edward Stewart died on Feb. 12.

Akron Police honor Officer Edward Stewart, who died of COVID-19 complications, with motorcade and final salute
Officer Edward Stewart (Source: Akron police)

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - Akron Police Officer Edward Stewart was laid to rest Saturday after passing away of COVID-19 complications on Friday, Feb. 12.

Officer Stewart, 60, joined the police academy in December 1994 and worked with the department and for the community for his entire career.

REST IN PEACE: Watch Akron Police Department lead a motorcade for Officer Edward Stewart following his funeral. Stewart died Feb. 12 of COVID-19 complications.

REST IN PEACE: Watch Akron Police Department lead a motorcade for Officer Edward Stewart following his funeral. Stewart died Feb. 12 of COVID-19 complications.

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Saturday, February 20, 2021

A private funeral occurred on Saturday, Feb. 20.

After the service, there was be a motorcade from the funeral home to Akron Police Station.

The department honored Officer Stewart a final salute with honors and presentation of the flag upon arriving at the station.

Akron Police hold final salute for Officer Edward Stewart, who died of COVID-19 complications

Akron Police hold final salute for Officer Edward Stewart, who died of COVID-19 complications

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Saturday, February 20, 2021

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