BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston city leaders held a special dedication ceremony for a fallen officer who died of COVID-19 complications in 2020.

The city dedicated a street sign to Jose Fontanez, in honor of his service.

“He gave his life to protect not only his family, his friends, but the city he loved: Boston,” said Sgt. Det. Sixto Merced of the Boston Police Department. “Jose was not only a coworker, he was a friend to many of us. He was someone you could depend on in times of need, and someone who always had an open heart.”

A scholarship fund has also been set up in his name.

(Copyright (c) 2024 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Join our Newsletter for the latest news right to your inbox