Lieutenant John Reynolds

Lieutenant John Reynolds

Garden Grove Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, January 17, 2021

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John Reynolds

Lieutenant John Reynolds died of complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a confirmed exposure while on duty.

Lieutenant Reynolds had served with the Garden Grove Police Department for 25 years and had previously served with the Orange County Probation Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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 59
  • Tour 34 years
  • Badge 0017

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 17, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the Children of God"

We commit this Officer into the hands of our Lord. May the Officer's loved ones find peace in the life led, honor in their Officer's performance and choice of profession, and profound happiness upon being reunited in the future.

God Bless all who answer the Call.

Deputy Director (Ret) Rusty Featherstone
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI)

September 20, 2021

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