BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — A Baltimore County police officer died earlier this week after battling an unspecified illness, officials said Friday.
Police Officer First Class Byrnes joined the department in 2004. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Marine Corp.READ MORE: 'This Is 10K People Who Have Died' Maryland Woman Shares Story After Mom Dies From COVID-19, Urges People To Get Vaccinated
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of POFC Byrnes. Officer Byrnes served in the US Marine Corps before joining #BCoPD in 2004. He had been battling illness for some time and lost that battle this week. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts. ^NL pic.twitter.com/x9n8vYNX9NREAD MORE: Baltimore-Maryland 2026 To Welcome FIFA & US Soccer Inspection Delegation Monday
— Baltimore County Police Department (@BaltCoPolice) March 6, 2020
The department said Byrnes had been battling the illness “for some time.” They did not share the nature of the illness for privacy reasons.