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Cozad man dies from COVID-19 complications

A young man from Cozad is the third person to die from complications of Covid-19. Pedro Garcia died Saturday. The 27-year-old was a bilingual teacher at Cozad High School. (SOURCE: Pedro Garcia family)
A young man from Cozad is the third person to die from complications of Covid-19. Pedro Garcia died Saturday. The 27-year-old was a bilingual teacher at Cozad High School. (SOURCE: Pedro Garcia family)(KNOP)
Published: May. 3, 2020 at 6:48 PM CDT
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A young man from Cozad is the third person to die from complications of Covid-19 in Dawson County. Pedro Garcia III died Saturday. The 27-year-old worked with bilingual students at Cozad High School.

Garcia was a graduate of Cozad High School in 2011. He was admitted to a Kearney Hospital a week ago, last Saturday.

His bothers, Julio and Pierro Garcia, say Pedro was finishing his Criminal Justice Degree at UNK because he wanted to work for Dawson County Law enforcement.

His brothers tell NBC Nebraska News 2's Beatriz Reyna, his family is in shock and is still trying to process the news. The brothers say, "He was taken way too soon and had a whole life ahead of him. He played a huge role in his family by keeping them together and making us laugh. He will be remembered as someone who would always pick everyone up and make them feel special. We love him and we will miss him."

The Cozad Haymaker Wrestling program remembered Pedro Sunday. Coach Derek Hammerlun says on the team's Facebook post, "Pedro's contributions enriched my life personally and all of those around him. Prayers."

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