A METROPOLITAN Police officer has died of Covid-19 despite shielding at home.
PC Michael Warren, 37, tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week and leaves behind his partner, daughter, eight, and five-year-old son.
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The dad-of-two who was part of the Met’s Territorial Support Group died on Tuesday morning.
He was classified as vulnerable during the pandemic and had been shielding at home.
He has been described as a "kind, genuine and enthusiastic" cop who was "the heart and soul" of his team.
The father-of-two was also a passionate Spurs fan who was devoted to his family.
PC Warren's colleagues have said he was determined to support his frontline colleagues and would log on remotely every day to offer any assistance he could to his team.
PC Warren is survived by his parents Pauline and Alan, his partner Vicky and his daughter Eden, eight, and son Joseph, five.
He had a dry sense of humour and was often the heart and soul of a team in a TSG carrier.Met Taskforce Chief Superintendent Karen Findlay
Met Taskforce Chief Superintendent Karen Findlay, said: “To lose his life at the young age of 37 is truly heart-breaking and my deepest thoughts and sympathies are with all who knew him, particularly his parents Pauline and Alan, his partner Vicky and their lovely children.
“Mike was a devoted father and a good police officer. Across the Met and the TSG he was a friend to many of his colleagues. He had a dry sense of humour and was often the heart and soul of a team in a TSG carrier.
"Outside of work, he was a passionate Spurs fan and dedicated his spare time to one of his life’s other passions, motorbikes.
“Mike’s passion for policing and serving the communities of London was unwavering, even after he started shielding at home so he could focus on his health given the current risk of Covid-19.
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"He regularly went above and beyond to support his TSG colleagues virtually, doing anything he could to add value – our policing family has lost a kind, genuine and enthusiastic police officer.
“He was very much motivated to return to frontline duties, and he regularly spoke about how he looked forwarded to putting his uniform back on and going out on patrol with his colleagues.
"His death is a bitterly stark and upsetting reminder of the human impact of this virus, I know we will all miss him dearly.”