UPDATE: LPD Chief back at work after COVID-19
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — After testing positive for COVID-19 on Sept.6, LPD Cheif Bliemeister has returned to full duty.
On Saturday, LPD Chief Jeff Bliemeister started to experience symptoms of COVID-19. The next day, he tested positive for coronavirus. Since he has been self-quarantining in his home and will continue to be monitored by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.
LPD released the following statement:
“We are taking the spread of the virus seriously, and continue to follow all our procedures and recommended guidelines set by federal, state, and local governments to reduce the spread. Chief Bliemeister has expressed his complete confidence in the staff at LPD to lead in his absence. The safety of the employees of the Lincoln Police Department and the citizens of Lincoln remains his top priority. He wants our focus to remain on the sacrifice and support for the Herreras. The chief has continued remote communication with the department and Mario’s family throughout the tragedy. COVID-19 has not changed the quality of service we provide and this circumstance is no different.”