Philadelphia’s first straightforwardly gay Deputy Sheriff supposedly ended it all at his work area from an evident discharge twisted on Friday, just before the city’s few days of pride festivities were set to start.
Dante Austin, 27, was discovered dead at his work area at the Philadelphia Sheriff’s office. An official reason for death is anticipating affirmation from the nearby Medical Examiner’s office.
Austin was an Army veteran who additionally filled in as the division’s first LGBTQ people group contact and was known as a “wild promoter.” He was set to be elevated to the situation of sergeant one month from now, as indicated by CBS Philly.
Sheriff Jewell Williams thought about Austin’s administration with the Philadelphia Police Department, which he participated in 2013, and called his passing “a disaster for the Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Austin’s family and the neighborhood LGBTQ people group. Dante was an individual who put stock in and thought about everyone,” Williams said.
The rainbow pride banner at the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office was brought down to half-staff to respect his memory on Friday, and the one at City Hall will do likewise. The William Way LGBT Community Center facilitated a casual assembling on Friday with nourishment, beverages and companion guides to assist those adapting to the misfortune.