Cancun, Q.R. — In a public address, the head of the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) of Quintana Roo, Jesús Alberto Capella Ibarra, announced that seven Benito Juárez (Cancún) police officers have tested positive for COVID-19 and that one has died.
Capella Ibarra announced the figures Monday explaining that one of their fellow officers, Wayner Flores Trinidad who was a member of the Quintana Roo Tourist Police unit, died due to coronavirus-related health issues.
He said that seven other Cancun police officers have tested positive for coronavirus, detailing that four of the positive cases are administrative officers and three are operational. Two of the operational elements, he explained, are assigned to the custody of the Municipal Palace of Cancun and the other is in Sector III.
“We have seven cases already confirmed in the Quintana Roo Police of the municipality of Benito Juárez. Four from the administrative area, three from the operational area, two of those elements were assigned to the custody of the municipal palace, another to Sector 3,” he detailed even further.
Regarding the case of Wayner Flores Trinidad, he indicated that the officer was admitted to the IMSS General Hospital in Region 509 at 1:00 a.m. Monday in very serious condition. He died at 3:30 a.m.
“I deeply regret the death of our Police Companion attached to the Tourist Section WAYNER FLORES TRINIDAD, 44 years old. Our solidarity and support for your family,” he wrote.