Major Rickie Allen Groves

Major Rickie Allen Groves

Kennett Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, October 16, 2020

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Rickie Allen Groves

Major Rickie Groves died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure at the Kennett Police Department.

Major Groves had served with the Kennett Police Department for 35 years. He is survived by his five children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 69
  • Tour 36 years
  • Badge 902

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 17, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

December 5, 2020

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