Deputy Sheriff Carlos David Ortiz

Deputy Sheriff Carlos David Ortiz

Colorado County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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Carlos David Ortiz

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Ortiz died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Deputy Ortiz served with the Colorado County Sheriff's Office for over 15 years and had over 25 years of service. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and three 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 64
  • Tour 25 years, 4 months
  • Badge 612

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 22, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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Deputy Ortiz,

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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