CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Cincinnati Police Department announced the death of Officer Olivia Zick over the weekend on social media.
Her death is a massive loss for those whose lives she's touched.
The community relations director at LifeCenter, Andi Johnson, is one of those people.
I was absolutely devastated, to be quite honest," she said. "She was such a bright light, positive, beautiful person, beautiful smile, a very selfless person.
Zick was a donate life ambassador for LifeCenter, starting in 2017 up until joining the force. She was inspired to donate after hearing the story of a Northern Kentucky mother who needed a kidney.
That woman found a match, but Zick decided to be a living donor anyway.
She gave her kidney to a 29 year-old-mother who lived in Los Angeles, whom Zick had never met.
With the help of the hospital, she eventually had the chance to see the impact she made up close, and meet the woman and her family in person.
"Just because she wanted to give back and help someone in need, and that's truly who she was, just inside and out," said Johnson.
In 2019, Zick joined the Cincinnati Police Department, where she continued to put others first.
I had the opportunity to run into her in that role and she just was so proud again to be serving her community, and when I think of her, she has that servant heart," Johnson said. "She will be missed by so many people, and again, it's very sad.
At this time, no plans for funeral arrangements have been announced.