Detective Manuel Christopher Widner

Detective Manuel Christopher Widner

Paris Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, August 22, 2021

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Manuel Christopher Widner

Detective Chris Widner died from complications of contracting COVID-19 while performing his duties as an investigator.

Detective Widner served with the Paris Police Department for 11 years. 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 47
  • Tour 11 years, 3 months
  • Badge 2435

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 11, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in peace Detective Chris Widner and thank you for your service.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 2, 2021

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