Sergeant Lyle Gene Denny

Sergeant Lyle Gene Denny

Panhandle Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 7, 2020

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Lyle Gene Denny

Sergeant Lyle Denny died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a confirmed exposure while on duty.

Sergeant Denny had served in law enforcement for 42 years and was the School Resource Officer for Panhandle High School. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two granddaughters, brother, and sister.

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 66
  • Tour 42 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19, transport

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On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Sergeant Denny.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

January 12, 2021

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