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Complications from COVID-19 claim U of M instructor

A University of Memphis instructor has died in Milwaukee and media there is reporting the death was the result of COVID-19 complications.
Lenard Wells, 69, died Saturday at a Milwaukee News  area hospital, according to Fox6 News in Milwaukee. The TV station said Wells had been hospitalized since March 14 and had underlying health conditions.
The station said Wells was travelling in Milwaukee from another state.
Also, The Milwaukee Sentinel Journal newspaper Press Release Distribution Services In Memphis News reported Sunday that the death is being investigated as COVID-19 complications.
The Milwaukee medical examiner’s office confirmed the death Sunday but did not identify a cause.
Wells had taught criminal justice at the U of M since 2013. No local address was immediately available for him and it was unclear whether he taught on campus on online classes.
According to his biography on the university website, Wells graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a BA in Psychology.

He also earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from that school while working full-time on the Milwaukee Police Department. Lenard obtained his PhD in Leadership, Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.
Lenard retired from the Milwaukee Police Department after 27 years and was appointed by Wisconsin’s governor to chair the Wisconsin Parole Board.
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, praised Wells in a Facebook post.
“He epitomized what it meant to be a public servant,” Moore wrote. “The Milwaukee community will miss his voice, and his passion, which all drove his deep commitment to building safer, stronger communities.”
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