Sergeant Paul Keith Mooney

Sergeant Paul Keith Mooney

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Monday, June 14, 2021

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Paul Keith Mooney

Sergeant Paul Mooney died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Sergeant Mooney was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for 13 years and was assigned as a field recruiter for the West Texas Region. He is survived by his seven children and six grandchildren.

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 52
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

COVID-19, communicable disease

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