Police Officer Bobby Rodriguez Montgomery

Police Officer Bobby Rodriguez Montgomery

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, August 16, 2020

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Bobby Rodriguez Montgomery

Police Officer Bobby Montgomery died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Officer Montgomery had served with the Memphis Police Department for 17 years and was assigned to the Tillman Station. He is survived by his wife and three 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 45
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 4379

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 29, 2020

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Rest in peace darlin

Carson loveless

February 6, 2024

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