Deputy Sheriff Raul Adam Gomez

Deputy Sheriff Raul Adam Gomez

Wharton County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, October 26, 2020

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Raul Adam Gomez

Deputy Sheriff Roy Gomez died as a result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Deputy Gomez had served with the Wharton County Sheriff's Office for 12 years and was assigned to supervise the Inmate Work Squad. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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 46
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 703

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 7, 2020

COVID-19, communicable disease

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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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