COVID-19: Law enforcement deaths

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


As COVID-19 continues to spread around the country, the first responders on the front lines are increasingly vulnerable to contracting the virus. As was feared, the death toll now includes a growing number of law enforcement personnel.

What follows 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.

Note: Officer 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

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

Los Angeles — First LAPD officer dies of COVID-19

Los Angeles — 2nd LAPD employee dies from coronavirus

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

COLORADO

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

FLORIDA

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

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

Lauderhill — Lauderhill police officer dies coronavirus-related complications

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

Broward — Fla. deputy dies of COVID-19

Georgia

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

Illinois

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

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

Chicago — Chicago officer dies of COVID-19

Chicago — Chicago officer dies from COVID-19

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

LOUISIANA

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

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

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

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

Vidalia — La. officer dies of COVID-19

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

MASSACHUSETTS

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

Boston — Boston police officer dies from COVID-19 complications

MICHIGAN

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

Detroit — Detroit police 911 dispatcher dies of COVID-19

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

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

Mississippi

Edwards  — Sergeant dies after contracting COVID-19

Pike County  — Captain dies after contracting COVID-19

Nevada

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

New Jersey

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

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

Newark — Longtime Newark police officer dies from coronavirus

Bloomingdale — Procession honors officer who died of coronavirus complications

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

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

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

Newark — NJ officer dies from COVID-19 complications

Union City — NJ officer dies of COVID-19

NEW YORK

Troy — Troy police sergeant loses battle with coronavirus

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

Long Island — NY sergeant dies of COVID-19 complications

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

Yonkers — Yonkers police officer 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

NORTH CAROLINA

Montgomery County — NC deputy dies from COVID-19

PENNSYLVANIA

Ambridge — Pa. chief dies from COVID-19 complications

Philadelphia — Philadelphia lieutenant dies from COVID-19

South Carolina

Columbia  — Columbia police officer dies from coronavirus complications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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