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, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders have died as a result of COVID-19, and continue to do so as the virus spreads across the United States.


  • 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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