A Dallas police officer stationed at the Northeast Division is back on the job after recovering from COVID-19. She tested positive for the virus in March.
“I’m grateful, It feels really good to be back,” said Sr. Cpl. Allison Brockford, who started to experience symptoms on St. Patrick’s Day.
“I had done a stress test for my heart and started developing a cough afterward, which isn’t that unusual for me because I do have asthma, so I thought it was an asthma induced reaction,” Brockford said.
She said later on that day, her eyes became itchy and she thought it was allergies.
“Then in the evening time, I started getting body aches pretty bad and that’s when I knew that something was up,” Brockford said.
But the symptoms didn’t stop, and later she developed a bad headache. Brockford saw her doctor the next day, got tested for COVID-19 and on March 25 received her results. It was positive.
“When I got the results the next morning, I immediately self-quarantined away from my family, I talked to my supervisors, they already knew I had the test, so I let them know what the results were and spent the next couple of weeks in my bedroom,” Brockford said.
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SOURCE: NBC DFW, Sophia Beausoleil