Who is Benny Napoleon? Benny Napoleon Bio/Wiki
Benny Napoleon served as the Sheriff of Wayne County, Michigan, and was an American lawyer, law enforcement officer, and politician. He was born on born 1955 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
He was also a nominee for the office of Detroit Mayor in 2013.
It was announced in November 2020 that Napoleon had tested positive for COVID-19. On November 21, Napoleon was admitted to a local hospital and put on a ventilator.
On December 17, his family released a statement on Facebook that Napoleon remained in stable condition after multiple sources announced that Napoleon had died. Napoleon died as a result of COVID-19 on December 17, 2020, at the age of 65.
— Ambassador John Akouri (@JohnAkouri) December 18, 2020
He was 65 years old.
In 1975, Napoleon joined the Detroit Police Force. From 1998 to 2001, under Dennis Archer, he served as police chief.
He was made Assistant Executive of Wayne County in 2004, and he became Wayne County Sheriff in 2009. The Detroit Free Press published FBI wiretap transcripts in December 2017 that was unsealed in the U.S. Tribunal of the City.
The investigation is related to a corruption lawsuit against the owner of Boulevard & Trumbull Towing, a major contractor in the City of Detroit, Gasper Fiore. Fiore entered into a plea deal with the U.S. in December 2017. Office of the Attorney, in which he decided to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery in the federal program.
Words cannot begin to convey the pain we all feel tonight with the passing of Sheriff Benny Napoleon. We have lost a…
Napoleon died after a month-long battle with COVID-19 on Thursday evening. When he died at Henry Ford Hospital, Napoleon was with his family, said his daughter, Tiffani Jackson. He was 65 years old.
Sheriff Benny Napoleon was an incredible public servant. When my husband decided to become a Wayne County Sheriff, Benny was there to make sure he saw him graduate. What an incredible loss to our community. I am without words. pic.twitter.com/jc4XZnPKLL
— State Senator Sylvia Santana (@SenatorSantana) December 18, 2020
This really hurts. Wayne County Sheriff and former #Detroit Police Chief #BennyNapoleon was one of the greats in public service. Kind, dedicated, and committed to a better Wayne County. I met him years ago during the Detroit fireworks. Sweet guy. We need more leaders like him… pic.twitter.com/tg6rQ9uBoZ
— Dave Kinchen🇺🇸 (@DaveKinchenUSA) December 18, 2020
— Mayor Mike Duggan (@MayorMikeDuggan) December 18, 2020