A Colorado sheriff’s deputy known for sharing anti-vaccine content on social has died of COVID-19, the Denver Sherrif office announced this week.
As noted by Newsweek, Daniel “Duke” Trujillo, 33, served as a deputy sheriff for 7 years and had recently been appointed vice-president of the Denver Sheriff Latino Organization. He died this Wednesday from the virus.
Trujillo, a self-declared Trump supporter, posted anti-vaccine images and videos rejecting the COVID-19 vaccine. content on Twitter and Facebook. A photo he posted in early May said, “I have an immune system,” suggesting that he could fight off the virus naturally. In late April, he posted a profile picture that read, “I don’t care if you’ve had your vaccine.”
He also shared a TikTok video of a man saying: “You f***sticks are really out on social media going ‘Of course I went and got my vaccine! I did my research, I know what’s in it, you peasants. Oh buddy, you are the research.”
True story: Denver Sheriff Deputy “Duke”, a former Marine, posted anti-vaccine videos/pictures on Facebook.
➡️Outcome: He dies of #COVID19. He was just 33-years old.
He’s the 2nd Denver Sheriff to die in 2 weeks. Please #vaccinate
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) May 28, 2021