Police Officer Jose Antonio Buso, Sr.

Police Officer Jose Antonio Buso, Sr.

Alamo Colleges Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Jose Antonio Buso, Sr.

Police Officer Tony Buso died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Buso had served with the Alamo Colleges Police Department for eight years and was assigned to Palo Alto College. He had previously served with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, five children, grandchildren, father, and siblings.

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 58
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Officer Buso,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your End of Watch I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 24, 2021

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