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TAMPA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 07: A police vehicle patrols the streets prior to Super Bowl LV when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.

Tampa Police Department has announced that Monday Matthew David McNeal died after a battle with brain cancer. Officer McNeal joined the force back in 2014. He started out as a basic uniform patrol to special operations division in the bike unit a few years ago.

Officer McNeal held a very illustrious career earning two Life-Saving Awards, an Excellent Duty Award, one Unit Citation, and a Community Policing Award.

He is survived by his wife and two young children.

“The McNeal family is very grateful for the outpouring of support they’ve received during this difficult time,” according to a Facebook post by the agency. “Funeral arrangements are currently being planned and are not finalized at this time.

[Source Fox 13]