COVID-19: Law enforcement deaths

Tracking the coronavirus-related deaths of U.S. police officers and other LE personnel


As we near the end of 2020, it's important to take a moment to remember all of the law enforcement officers we have lost to COVID-19 complications. 

Below, is a compilation of the reports, by state, of U.S. law enforcement personnel who have died of coronavirus-related complications. For cities with multiple diagnoses, the links are ordered chronologically, with the top being the most recent.

It is our intent to maintain an accurate and up-to-date directory. If we have not included an officer, first please accept our apology and condolences. Second, please send us their name and a link to a news report, department press release or obituary so we can include them and link to additional information.

Lastly, with a COVID-19 vaccine now being distributed across the United States, police departments are looking ahead to vaccinating officers with the hope of reducing COVID-related infections and deaths. In the following year, we remain committed to reporting the latest news, as well as providing expert opinion on this ever-evolving situation. 

Note: These deaths have not been confirmed as line-of-duty deaths. Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder shared an update from the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program as to how COVID-19 deaths will be classified.

Alabama

Birmingham — University of Alabama police sergeant dies of COVID-19

Phenix City — Assistant Chief Gail Green-Gilliam dies after contracting COVID-19

ARIZONA

Chinle — Navajo Police Officer Michael Lee dies due to coronavirus

Tucson — Customs and Border Protection officer dies after contracting COVID-19 while on duty

CALIFORNIA

Alameda County — Alameda County sheriff’s deputy dies from COVID-19

Dublin — Deputy Sheriff dies after contracting COVID-19

El Centro — COVID claims beloved cop and coach

Fresno County — Calif. detective dies after contracting COVID-19 on duty

Garden Grove — Garden Grove police lieutenant, 59, dies from COVID-19, department says

Los Angeles — First LAPD officer dies of COVID-19

Los Angeles — 2nd LAPD employee dies from coronavirus

Los Angeles — LAPD sergeant dies from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Los Angeles — LAPD sergeant dies from COVID-19 complications

Richmond — Calif. sergeant dies after contracting COVID-19 during call for service

Riverside — Calif. deputy dies from COVID-19 complications

Riverside — Calif. deputy dies from COVID-19

San Bernardino — Investigator dies after contracting COVID-19 during outbreak at hospital

Santa Rosa — Calif. police officer dies of COVID-19

Tecate — Customs officer dies after contracting COVID-19 on duty

COLORADO

El Paso County — Colo. deputy dies from COVID-19

Connecticut

Brooklyn — Sandy Hook massacre 1st responder dies of COVID-19

FLORIDA

Broward — Fla. deputy dies of COVID-19

Broward County — Fla. deputy dies after contracting COVID-19 on duty

Clay County — Fla. Sgt. dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Clermont — Fla. officer who died of COVID-19 hailed as ‘good cop and great man’

Jacksonville — Fla. LEO dies after contracting COVID-19 from exposure on duty

Lake County — Fla. deputy dies after testing positive for coronavirus

Lake County — Fla. detention deputy dies after contracting COVID-19 amid detention center outbreak

Lauderhill — Lauderhill police officer dies coronavirus-related complications

Palm Beach County — Fla. deputy dies from COVID-19 complications

Palm Beach County — Fla. detention deputy dies after contracting COVID-19

Palm Beach County — Fla. detention deputy dies after contracting COVID-19

Santa Rosa County — Detention deputy dies after contracting COVID-19 from county jail

Seminole County — Fla. police sergeant dies from COVID-19 complications

Georgia

Alamo — Ga. officer dies from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Athens-Clarke County — Ga. probation officer dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Brunswick — US Marshal dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Crisp County  — Ga. deputy dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Effingham County — Ga. deputy sheriff dies from COVID-19 complications

Hall County — Ga. sheriff's deputy dies after contracting COVID-19 during exposure at jail

Harris County — Ga. deputy sheriff dies after contracting COVID-19 while on duty

Henry County — Ga. police sergeant dies from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Richmond County  — Ga. sheriff's deputy dies after contracting COVID-19 while on duty

Rockdale County — Ga. deputy sheriff dies after contracting COVID-19 while on duty

Sumter County — Ga. sheriff dies of COVID-19 in the line of duty

Walker County — Ga. captain dies of COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

GUAM

GUAM — Guam customs officer dies after contracting COVID-19 on duty

Iowa

Dickinson County — Iowa conservation officer dies from COVID-19 complications

Illinois

Chicago — Chicago officer dies of COVID-19

Chicago — Chicago officer dies from COVID-19

Chicago — 3rd Chicago officer dies of COVID-19 complications

Chicago — Chicago police officer dies from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Cook County — Cook County sheriff's deputy dies of COVID-19

Melrose Park — Melrose Park mourns loss of police officer who died from coronavirus

Kansas

Gove County — Kan. sheriff dies of COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Kentucky

Breathitt County — Ky. deputy sheriff dies from COVID-19 complications

LOUISIANA

Angola — Master sergeant dies after contracting COVID-19 during outbreak at prison

Church Point — La. captain dies after contracting COVID-19 at police department building

East Baton Rouge — La. deputy dies from COVID-19

New Orleans — New Orleans deputy, veteran supervisor at jail, dies from coronavirus

New Orleans — Remembering Mark Hall Sr.: a dedicated husband, father and servant to New Orleans

New Orleans — New Orleans police officer dies from COVID-19

New Orleans — New Orleans officer dies after contracting COVID-19 while on duty

Orleans Parish — Second OPSO staff member dies from COVID-19

Orleans Parish — La. deputy who died of COVID-19 remembered for kindness, politeness

Pearl River — Pearl River captain dies from contracting COVID-19 while on duty

Richland Parish — La. captain dies after contracting COVID-19 on duty

Richland Parish — La. lieutenant dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Tangipahoa Parish — La. deputy sheriff dies after contracting COVID-19 while on duty

Vidalia — La. officer dies of COVID-19

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston — Boston police officer dies from COVID-19 complications

Rutland — Rutland Police Detective John Songy loses battle with COVID-19

Taunton — Veteran Taunton police patrolman dies of COVID-19

MICHIGAN

Detroit — Detroit chief who died of COVID-19 remembered as 'extraordinary leader'

Detroit — Detroit police 911 dispatcher dies of COVID-19

DeWitt — Mich. police sergeant dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Flint — Mich. neighborhood safety officer dies of COVID-19, city lowers flags to half-staff

Wayne County — Mich. sheriff's commander dies of COVID-19

Wayne County — Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon dies of complications from COVID-19

Minnesota

Minneapolis — Air marshal dies of COVID-19 complications

Mississippi

Brookhaven — Miss. police lieutenant dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Edwards  — Sergeant dies after contracting COVID-19

Pike County  — Captain dies after contracting COVID-19

Missouri

Greene County — Mo. detention deputy dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Kennett — Mo. police officer dies after contracting COVID-19 in line of duty

Lebanon — Mo. police officer dies of COVID-19 complications in line of duty

Nevada

Las Vegas — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police lieutenant dies from COVID-19

New Jersey

Bedminster Twp. — Bedminster police sergeant dies of COVID-19

Bloomingdale — Procession honors officer who died of coronavirus complications

Glen Ridge — NJ officer with COVID-19 is town's first LEO death in 125 years

Paterson — Paterson police officer, father of two children, dies from coronavirus

Paterson — Paterson police officer dies of coronavirus, marking department's first casualty from it

Newark — Longtime Newark police officer dies from coronavirus

Newark — NJ officer dies from COVID-19 complications

Newark — NJ detective dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Union City — Veteran Union City Police Officer Alex Ruperto dies from COVID-19 complications

Union City — NJ officer dies of COVID-19

NEW YORK

New York City — NYPD officer dies of COVID-19

New York City — NYPD coronavirus sick rate sinks to 13% on Tuesday; department announces 31st death

New York City — NYPD detective who survived 9/11-related cancer dies of COVID-19

New York City — 3 NYPD officers die of COVID-19 within hours of each other

New York City — NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agent dies of coronavirus

New York City — 2 NYPD auxiliary officers die of COVID-19

New York City — 3 NYPD officers die of COVID-19

New York City — Amid surge of coronavirus-sickened police officers, deaths of two members of NYPD announced

New York City — NYPD: First active-duty officer dies of coronavirus

New York City — Custodian is 1st NYPD member to die from COVID-19; Deputy commissioner hospitalized

New York City — NYPD Chief of Transportation dies of COVID-19

Sands Point — NY sergeant dies of COVID-19 complications

Troy — Troy police sergeant loses battle with coronavirus

Ulster County — NY corrections deputy dies from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Yonkers — Yonkers police officer dies of coronavirus

NORTH CAROLINA

Guilford County — NC deputy dies from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Guilford County — NC deputy dies from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Montgomery County — NC deputy dies from COVID-19

OKLAHOMA

Fort Sill — Fort Sill captain dies from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Tulsa — Tulsa police officer dies after contracting COVID-19 while on duty

Tulsa — Tulsa 911 dispatcher dies of COVID-19 complications

Oklahoma City — Okla. state trooper dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

PENNSYLVANIA

Ambridge — Pa. chief dies from COVID-19 complications

Cambria County — Pa. deputy sheriff dies of COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Philadelphia — Philadelphia lieutenant dies from COVID-19

Puerto Rico

San Juan — Puerto Rico sergeant dies after contracting COVID-19 on duty

Rio Grande — Puerto Rico agent dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Rio Grande — Puerto Rico lieutenant dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

South Carolina

Columbia  — Columbia police officer dies from coronavirus complications

Horry County — SC corporal dies after contracting COVID-19

Ridgeville — SC lieutenant dies of COVID-19 while on duty

TENNESSEE

Morristown — Morristown Police Chaplain dies due to COVID-19 complications

Texas

Austin — Parole Officer IV dies after contracting COVID-19

Bexar County — BSCO deputy dies of coronavirus complications

Bexar County — Fire marshal's office director dies after contracting COVID-19

Bracketsville — Border Patrol agent dies after contracting COVID-19

Corpus Christi  — Airport public safety lieutenant dies after contracting COVID-19

Dallas — Dallas police sergeant dies from COVID-19 complications

Denver City — Texas police lieutenant dies from COVID-19 complications

Dumas — Dumas Chief of Police dies after contracting COVID-19

Eagle Pass — Border Patrol agent dies after contracting COVID-19

Eagle Pass — Border Patrol officer dies after contracting COVID-19

El Paso — DHS officer dies from COVID-19 complications

Everman — Texas cop dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Harris County — Constable's deputy dies of COVID-19 after two months in hospital

Harris County — Investigator dies after contracting COVID-19

Harris County — Texas deputy dies after weeks-long battle with COVID-19

Hidalgo County — Customs and Border Protections officer dies after contracting COVID-19

Highland Village — Texas Sgt. dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Houston — Houston cop from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Houston — DHS officer dies from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Laredo — DHS officer dies from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Lubbock — Texas Tech police officer dies from COVID-19 complications

Lynn County — Lynn County sheriff dies from COVID-19 complications

McAllen Station — Border Patrol Agent dies after contracting COVID-19

McAllen — Air interdiction agent dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

McLennan County — Texas deputy dies after contracting COVID-19

Milford — Texas officer dies of COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Mission — Texas cop dies after contracting COVID-19 in presumed line of duty

Nueces County — Texas deputy dies after contracting COVID-19 while on duty

Panhandle — Texas sergeant dies from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Perryton — Texas officer dies from COVID-19 complications

Plainview — Procession, Honor Guard Thursday for Plainview police officer Robert Rivera

Progresso — DHS officer dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Seagoville — Police sergeant dies from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Tarrant County — Texas corporal dies after contracting COVID-19 at corrections center

Tarrant County — Texas police lieutenant dies of COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Tarrant County — Texas corrections deputy dies of COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Travis County — Sergeant dies after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty

Wharton — Texas deputies dies of COVID-19 complications in the line of duty

Williamson County — Texas corrections deputy dies after contracting COVID-19 amid jail outbreak

Virginia

Fairfax County — Va. police sergeant dies from COVID-19 complications

Washington

Grant County — Wash. deputy sheriff dies from COVID-19 complications in the line of duty 

Wisconsin

Dane County — Wis. deputy sheriff dies as a result of contracting COVID-19

Note: It is our intent to maintain an accurate and up-to-date directory. If we have not included an officer or other LE personnel, first please accept our apology and condolences. Second, please send us their name and a link to a news report, department press release or obituary so we can include them and link to additional information.

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