Deputy Sheriff Alexander David Gwosdz

Deputy Sheriff Alexander David Gwosdz

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Alexander David Gwosdz

Deputy Sheriff Alexander Gwosdz died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Deputy Gwosdz had served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for nine years. He is survived by his parents 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 32
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Just stopping by to say that you are in our thoughts and prayers today and everyday. Thank you for your service and dedication to your agency and your family. You are missed by many.

Ron/Annette Bennett
Surviving Parents of HCSO Deputy Shane Bennett EOW 6-12-2002

April 22, 2023

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