Police Officer Patrick Eugene Sloan

Police Officer Patrick Eugene Sloan

Sunray Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, October 31, 2020

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Patrick Eugene Sloan

Police Officer Patrick Sloan died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a confirmed exposure while responding to a medical call.

Officer Sloan was a U.S. Army veteran and had served in law enforcement for 27 years. He is survived by his wife and four 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 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 51
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge 202
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 17, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Officer Sloan,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during Desert Storm in the 1991 Gulf War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 31, 2021

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