TAMPA (WFLA) – The Tampa Police Department announced Monday that officer Matthew David McNeal died after a battle with brain cancer.
According to Tampa police, McNeal joined the Tampa Police Department in June 2014 and made the move from Uniform Patrol to Special Operations Division – Bike Unit four years ago.
During his time with TPD, he earned two Life-Saving Awards, an Excellent Duty Award, one Unit Citation and a Community Policing Award.
He is survived by his wife and two young children.
Funeral arrangements are currently being planned and are not finalized at this time.