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El Paso police lay to rest detective who died on duty at headquarters

UPDATE, Jan. 21:  Funeral services were held Thursday for an El Paso police detective who died on-duty after "having a medical emergency at police headquarters."

Fellow officers and others turned out to lay Det. Charles Harmon to rest.

He was one of two EPPD detectives who died this month; the other passed away from Covid-19.

You can watch the service in the video player at the top of this article.

ORIGINAL REPORT, Jan. 12: EL PASO, Texas -- An El Paso police detective's death from a medical condition while on-duty marked the second detective death within a 48-hour period for the department.

Police officials said Tuesday that Det. Charles Harmon died at a hospital, where he was rushed after "having a medical emergency at police headquarters."

The statement from police did not elaborate on Harmon's condition.

His was the second death of an El Paso police detective to be announced in two days.

On Monday, officials had announced the death of 67-year-old Det. Camerino Santiago due to Covid-19. He was the first member of the police force known to have died from the coronavirus.

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  1. Long time since high school together my friend. You did the best you could and the best of what anyone of this community deserves. You deserve the best and now rest in peace. Your law enforcement community respects you and I know your family adores you. You were on of the best. Salute to you my friend.

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