Sergeant Charles F. Dotson

Sergeant Charles F. Dotson

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, January 24, 2021

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Charles F. Dotson

Sergeant Charles Dotson died of complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Sergeant Dotson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Gulf War. He had served with the Baton Rouge Police Department for 22 years and had previously served with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, son, nephew, and father.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 191
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 23, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Sgt. Dotson,
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 the USMC-especially during the 1991 Gulf War and OIF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

January 24, 2022

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