Special Agent Dustin Lee Slovacek

Special Agent Dustin Lee Slovacek

Texas Department of Public Safety - Criminal Investigations Division, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, September 12, 2021

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Dustin Lee Slovacek

Special Agent Dustin Slovacek died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while deployed to the United States-Mexico border in support of Operation Lone Star.

Agent Slovacek was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He served with the Texas Department of Public Safety- Criminal Investigations Division for 14 years. He is survived by his daughter, parents, and brother who is also a Special Agent.

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 37
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 12366
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Special Agent Clay Steelman

September 12, 2023

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