Police Officer Alexander A. Arango

Police Officer Alexander A. Arango

Everman Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Alexander A. Arango

Police Officer Alex Arango died after contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure when he responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 400 block of Andenwood Drive on September 28th, 2020.

Officer Arango had served with the Everman Police Department for 27 years. He is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and mother.


The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 600 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.

Bio

  • Age 60
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge 186

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, September 28, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19, domestic

Most Recent Reflection

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My sweet beloved brother, I felt as my heart stopped for the longest minute when I got informed of your passing and three days later mom passed.
I did not leave the hospital once you were incubated, knowing you and mom where on the same floor, same hospital I keeping believing you too would help one another enough strength to get better.
You were a wonderful brother, son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, cousin and friend. We will always remember your silliness, always making everyone around you laugh and smile. You will be dearly missed.
I know you, mom and dad will forever be our guardian angels. I am blessed and honored to be your little sister and more of an honor you treating more as a daughter. I will forever love you!
#186
EOW 10/22/2020

Danet Arango-Henry
Youngest sibling of Officer Alex Arango

September 17, 2021

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