Sergeant Bronc Justin McCoy

Sergeant Bronc Justin McCoy

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, November 16, 2020

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Bronc Justin McCoy

Sergeant Bronc McCoy died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty.

Sergeant McCoy was a U.S. Navy veteran. He had served with the Dallas Police Department and was assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. He had previously served with the Smith County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his two children, mother, father, and two 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 600 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.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 7739
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 3, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I’m not a police officer, but I would still like to share my respects. I met officer McCoy almost 3 years ago working the state fair 2019. I would see him ride his cart through the fair almost everyday, he would grab my attention because of how down to earth and friendly he was passing everyone through the crowed. Towards the last week of the fair it finally slowed down enough to where I was able to ask to get a pic with him. When I asked him for a picture he had a big smile on his and accepted we took several pics together in that cart, so I when I found this last night my heart truly broke!!! RIP Officer McCoy for your sacrifices and dedication to serving you community! You are missed and will be missed by many!

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February 13, 2022

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