Funeral set for Alto police officer who died of COVID complications


Funeral services will be held Wednesday for an Alto police officer who died after contracting COVID-19. Corporal Michael Tanksley died from complications of the disease on Friday morning, October 8, the Alto Police Department says.

The 40-year-old father of two served in law enforcement for nearly twenty years, according to his obituary. He served the past two years with APD. In an online tribute to Tanksley, the department says he “will be greatly missed.”

Alto PD Corporal Michael Tanksley passed away on Oct. 8 from complications of COVID.

Tanksley’s family and friends remember him as a very caring person and friend. “To know Michael was to love Michael,” his obituary reads.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on October 13 at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel in Baldwin. Following the service, Corp. Tanksley will be buried with police honors at Yonah Memorial Gardens in Demorest.

Corp. Michael Tanksley obituary

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