Patrolman Lesley Shane Green

Patrolman Lesley Shane Green

Sheridan Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, August 29, 2021

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Lesley Shane Green

Patrolman Shane Green died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the at the Sheridan Detention Center.

Patrolman Green served 30 years with the Sheridan Police Department and was assigned as the Jail Administrator. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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 50
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge 110

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, July 19, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Brother I didn't know. Ad you know I am usually on the wrong side of the law but we grew up together and you were always my friend and a good officer. This just blows my mind. I remember our chase and I remember your professionalism to me at all times. You were my friend but you also had a job. You were a real stand up dude. Til we meet again my friend.

. Bryan Smith

January 26, 2023

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