Mother of Everman Police Officer who died of COVID-19, dies after contracting virus

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Just days after a veteran Everman police officer died from the Coronavirus, his elderly mother has also lost her battle against the disease.

Last Thursday, Everman Police officer Alex Arango died at the age of 60.

Yesterday, his 81-year-old mother Carmen died in the same Harris Methodist ICU where he son was being treated.

The Everman Police Department has issued the following statement: "It is with incredibly heavy hearts, that we share this tragic news. A short time ago, Carmen Arango, the mother of fallen Officer Alex Arango, passed away as a result of COVID-19. Carmen had been in the same ICU as Officer Alex Arango fighting the virus.

"This is nothing short of a tragedy for the Arango family. This family has lost two members of their family, just days apart. We ask that you please continue to keep the entire Arango family wrapped in prayer. We know that Officer Arango is welcoming and comforting his mother. Rest Easy Momma, we’ll take it from here."