Police Officer Hector Moya

Police Officer Hector Moya

Newark Police Division, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Hector Moya

Police Officer Hector Moya died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Moya had served with the Newark Police Department for 22 years.

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 55
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

COVID-19, communicable disease

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On 1/13/21 was your EOW
Remembering you during our family holidays, remembering your kindness to others and your nation. My brother I will always missed your smile your love I am missing your phone calls. RIP Hector your sister Marybel-

Marybel Moya/ Sister- Wife of a RNYPS

December 26, 2022

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