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CCPD Police Chief tests positive for COVID-19

Corpus Christi Police Chief Mike Markle
Posted at 6:52 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 00:05:32-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi Police Chief Mike Markle has announced he has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a Facebook post Tuesday evening, Chief Markle stated, "Today I tested positive for COVID-19, I am feeling fine and expect a positive recovery."

Chief Markle also stated he will be under quarantine for two weeks while Assistant Chief David Blackmon handles duties at the downtown police station.

"Despite my best efforts to protect myself I tested positive for the virus. Anyone can get COVID-19 and I encourage all of our community to follow the protocols given by the Health Department. We as a community have to take the virus seriously, for ourselves and the ones we care for, " Markle continued.