Sergeant John Lee Trout, Sr

Sergeant John Lee Trout, Sr

Bernice Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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John Lee Trout, Sr

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

Sergeant Trout had served with the Bernice Police Department for four years. He was a former chief of police for the Spavinaw Police Department and the Strang Police Department. He also served as a deputy sheriff for the Mayes County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his four children, 12 grandchildren, and five great-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 66
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 3

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19


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Sergeant Trout,

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

September 22, 2021

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