Deputy Constable Manuel Phillipe De La Rosa

Deputy Constable Manuel Phillipe De La Rosa

Hays County Constable's Office - Precinct 2, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Manuel Phillipe De La Rosa

Deputy Constable Manuel De La Rosa died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while serving papers.

Deputy Constable De La Rosa had served in law enforcement for 15 years. He had previously served with the Bridgeport Police Department, Sunset Valley Police Department, Texas State University Police Department, and the Hays County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his daughter, father, and sister.

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 15 years
  • Badge 8203

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

COVID-19, communicable disease

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