Reserve Sergeant John Richard Bullard, Jr.

Reserve Sergeant John Richard Bullard, Jr.

Independence Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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John Richard Bullard, Jr.

Reserve Sergeant John Bullard died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Sergeant Bullard had served with the Independence Police Department for 46 years. He is survived by his wife, parents, a daughter, a son, two step-daughters, and ten grandchildren.

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 64
  • Tour 46 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19


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To the family and friends of Reserve Sergeant John Bullard, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Sergeant Bullard will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

September 9, 2021

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