Officer Frank Sangineto is recovering from a double lung and a kidney transplant after a long battle with COVID. (Photo: Miami-Dade PD/Facebook) -

Officer Frank Sangineto is recovering from a double lung and a kidney transplant after a long battle with COVID. (Photo: Miami-Dade PD/Facebook)

A Miami-Dade Police Department officer is recovering after a double lung and kidney transplant that came following a long battle with COVID-19.

Officer Frank Sangineto had the successful surgery last week with his family calling it a "blessing."

“We couldn’t be happier," said his sister, Irma. “He knows he has a long road ahead of him still. He was scared, we didn’t know it was gonna happen. I think the moment that he went in, he went in with all thumbs up.” 

Sangineto, who serves in the department's K-9 unit, told NBC Miami the hardships of the job are no comparison to his fight against COVID-19.

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