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City officials announced the death of Matthew Dillon, who worked as a public safety telecommunicator with the Rockledge Public Safety Department, on Sunday. He had been sick with the virus since last month when friends and family organized a prayer vigil in mid-August at Rockledge Regional Medical Center.

“We will honor his legacy and remember the extraordinary impact “Big Mike” had on so many,” said Public Safety Director LaSata. “In this line of work, we become family, and in this case, we have lost a beloved member.”

Officials described Dillon in the tweet announcing his passing as ‘a brilliant and promising young dispatcher,’ who worked in the Communications Center, where dispatchers fielded emergency calls and directed police officers to service calls…