Special Agent Robert Allan Mayer, Jr.

Special Agent Robert Allan Mayer, Jr.

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Professional Responsibility, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, January 30, 2021

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Robert Allan Mayer, Jr.

Special Agent Robert Mayer died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Special Agent Mayer had served with the United Customs and Border Protection - Office of Professional Responsibility for two yeas and was assigned to the Del Rio Sector. He had previously served with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Homeland Security Investigations for 17 years and the Val Verde County, Texas, Sheriff's Office for nine years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and mother.

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 51
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Texas
  • Incident Date Not available

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Agent Mayer,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 30, 2022

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