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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Antivaxx deputy, 33, dies of Covid complications

 Poor Daniel Trujillo. What a tragic waste.

A 33-year-old Colorado sheriff’s deputy who publicly criticized the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines died from COVID-19 complications.

Daniel Trujillo, a married father of two, died on Wednesday, the Denver Sheriff’s Department said.

“It is with great sadness that we share 33-year-old Denver Sheriff Deputy Daniel “Duke” Trujillo passed away last evening from COVID-19 complications,” the department wrote on Facebook Thursday morning.

The ex marine decided to double down on stupid. Sad.

The former Marine had posted several anti-vaccination messages on social media in recent months, according to The Daily Mail.On May 7, Trujillo changed his Facebook profile picture border to read “I have an immune system,” an apparent rationale for not getting inoculated, the outlet reported.

Last month, the border photo read “I don’t care if you’ve had your vaccine,” according to the article.

Screengrabs from a post shared by the deputy in April reportedly include a TikTok post of a Marine railing against vaccines, the Mail said.“Being a marine has taught me one thing: never be the first to volunteer,” the man said. “Y’all rushing out there standing in line to get the vaccine like folks rush out to get the new iPhone, and if history has told us any new product that ever comes on the market is always full of problems. And you know how they fix those problems?”

Trujillo captioned the clip, “I’ll get it later on after y’all start growing apendages (sic) out of y’all’s foreheads,” according to the report.

Trujillo worked at Denver’s Downtown Detention Center, where another relatively young deputy was killed by the coronavirus less than two weeks ago.

Unfortunately, we hear too many of these stories. Daniel bet wrong and it cost he and his family everything. Get your vaccine! Nobody is bulletproof and life is precious.

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