Patrolman Matthew Adam Jimenez

Patrolman Matthew Adam Jimenez

Beeville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, August 22, 2021

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Matthew Adam Jimenez

Patrolman Matthew Jimenez died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Patrolman Jimenez served with the Beeville Police Department for one year. He is survived by his parents, fiancé, two brothers and a sister.

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 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 5439

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 20, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Young and heroic and planning for a happy marriage, rest in peace Officer Jimenez.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 22, 2022

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