Essex County Sheriff Department Officer Dies Of Complications From Covid-19


Photo: Courtesy of Essex County Sheriff’s Department

MIDDLETON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger announced the line-of-duty death of Correctional Officer Anthony J. Pasquarello on Friday.

The 37-year-old from Saugus died Thursday of complications from Covid-19. Pasquarello was a 15-year veteran of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department. He leaves behind his parents, a 6-year-old son, his fiancée, two sisters and several aunts and uncles.

“Officer Pasquarello was a courageous, dedicated member of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department who served with great distinction, and we are simply devastated by his passing,” Sheriff Coppinger said. “We pray for his family during this very difficult time, as well as for his brothers and sisters at the Essex County Sheriff’s Department.”

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A service will be held for Pasquarello Friday morning at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington where various members of different police departments will escort the officer’s body to McDonald Funeral Home in Wakefield.

In the afternoon, Pasquarello’s family will be joined by members of the Essex County Sheriff’s Department for a candlelight vigil in his honor at the Essex County Jail and House of Correction in Middleton. Funeral information is expected to be announced following the vigil.

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