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Public funeral held for Austin police officer who died of COVID-19

Sgt. Steve Urias died of COVID-19 complications on Aug. 26.

AUSTIN, Texas — Funeral arrangements for an Austin Police Department officer who died of COVID-19 took place Thursday. Sgt. Steve Urias died on Aug. 26.

APD announced a public visitation period will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sept. 9, at Hill Country Bible Church on Ranch Road 620. A public funeral service followed at 11 a.m. also at the church.

The Urias family asked that all attendees wear a mask during the services. For those not able to attend in person, the service was live-streamed online starting at 9:45 a.m.

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Urias served with APD for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, adult son and daughter.

Austin Cops 4 Charities is accepting donations for the Urias family. You can donate on the organization’s website.

Urias was the second APD officer to die of COVID-19. Senior Officer Randolph Boyd died of coronavirus complications just one day prior.

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