A Denver police officer who is also a father of four children is reportedly unable to walk after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a GoFundMe page that was created by his sister.
Jose Manriquez “is a seven-year veteran of The Denver Police Department and a 12 year veteran of the Army National Guard, but his most important job is taking care of his four children and being a loving husband, son, brother, and uncle,” the GoFundMe page states.
“My brother was given the mandatory COVID vaccine required by the City of Denver,” the page added. “The mandatory mandate stated either get the vaccine or face termination from the job he loves so much! He received the mandatory vaccine on August 22, 2021, and immediately started having a bad reaction.”
Manriquez’s sister went on to claim that since getting the vaccine, her brother’s condition has deteriorated quickly.
“Since receiving the vaccine, he has not been able to return to work, and his future is uncertain as we do not know how long his road to recovery will be,” she alleged. “As the sole income provider for his family of 6. He was very involved with all of his children’s sports and activities. After receiving his vaccine, my brother has developed severe tremors. He has trouble sleeping due to the amount of pain in his legs. He can’t walk without the worry of falling due to his legs giving out and has actually fallen a number of times.”
The funds raised by the GoFundMe page will be used not only to fund Manriquez’s medical care but also “in the event that he is wrongfully terminated due to his current health issues.”
At the time of this writing, over $5,400 has been raised for this veteran police officer.
This comes days after a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by seven Denver police officers challenging the city’s vaccine mandate.
CBS Local reported that these officers argued in their lawsuit that the city did not have the authority to impose the mandate under a local disaster emergency declared by Mayor Michael Hancock early on in the COVID-19 pandemic. They also pointed out that Democratic Governor Jared Polis rescinded his statewide emergency pandemic order in July.
Unfortunately, a judge did not see things their way, and she dismissed the challenge last week.
Find out more about that in the video below.
Manriquez allegedly suffered complications from getting this vaccine is a prime example of why the government should force nobody to get these shots. Please join us in saying a prayer for Manriquez and his family during this difficult time.