Patrol Officer Edgar "Buddy" Pales, Jr

Patrol Officer Edgar "Buddy" Pales, Jr

Owasso Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, August 29, 2021

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Edgar "Buddy" Pales, Jr

Patrol Officer Buddy Pales died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Pales had served with the Owasso Police Department for 29 years. He is survived by his daughter, two grandchildren, parents, and two brothers.

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 54
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge 926

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, August 13, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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Rest in Peace Officer Pales ha. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

September 16, 2021

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