RIP sir. Our hearts are very heavy for the colleagues and family of Randall French, the Troy police sergeant who had been battling complications due to COVID-19 at Albany Medical Center.
Heartbreaking news to learn about the passing of Troy police sergeant Randall French in a report by the Times Union. A little over two weeks ago, his wife Danielle posted a message to Facebook urging people to donate plasma part of the experimental treatment authorized for us on COVID-19 patients at AMC. A short time later, according to the Times Union, she announced that the family was overjoyed to learn that a donor match had been located and that French received a blood transfusion.
On Thursday, we learned that his valiant fight against COVID-19 had come to an end. In a heartfelt Facebook post from the Troy NY PBA, they offered love and support to French's wife reassuring her that, "you have not lost your TPD family. We are here for you every step of the way."
We echo the sentiments of the Troy Police in offering our deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire French family, the Troy Police Department and all of our local law enforcement feeling the effects of losing one of their own.
In closing, the Troy NY PBA president Nicholas Laviano offered one more sentiment, summing it the way only a fellow officer can, "Rest easy 601, we'll take it from here."