Opelousas police chief says he’s been diagnosed with COVID-19, self-quarantining

St. Landry Parish
Martin McClendon

OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) — The police chief of Opelousas announced in a Facebook post this morning that he has contracted COVID-19 and is self-quarantining.

Martin McLendon said he is taking all the steps necessary to protect those that he works with and that are closest to him.

“Having said that, I want to take a moment and say publicly how proud I am of our commanding officers and our officers in the field,” stated McLendon. “They have not missed a beat. Throughout all of these trying times, and with my current condition, they have been hard at work bravely fighting to see that the streets of our city are safe.”

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