Sergeant Dennis Roy Oliver, Jr.

Sergeant Dennis Roy Oliver, Jr.

Highland Village Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 2, 2020

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Dennis Roy Oliver, Jr.

Sergeant Dennis Oliver died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure while on duty at the Highland Village Police Department.

Sergeant Oliver had served with the Highland Village Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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 900 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.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 507

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, September 7, 2020

COVID-19, communicable disease

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I am praying for your family, friends, and the entire Highland Village Police Department, during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! I will remember you with great fondness! May God bless you.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God. [Matthew 5:9];

Lt. Alicia Nors
Plano PD

January 11, 2021

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