New Bedford Police Sgt. Mike Cassidy died after being diagnosed with COVID-19, the department announced on Wednesday.
- This evening, New Bedford police Sergeant Mike Cassidy has died of COVID-19. His colleagues at the police department say it is a tremendous loss. Sergeant Cassidy loved being a police officer. And they say he truly went above and beyond to impact people in a positive way. Cassidy was a Marine veteran who served in Desert Storm and joined the department in 1994.