Sergeant Charles F. Dotson

Sergeant Charles F. Dotson

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, January 25, 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 and son.

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,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

August 22, 2021

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