Reserve Police Officer David Ruiz

Reserve Police Officer David Ruiz

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, August 22, 2021

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David Ruiz

Reserve Police Officer David Ruiz died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Ruiz was a United States Navy veteran. He served with the Dallas Police Department for 32 years and then patrolled for four years as a reserve officer. Officer Ruiz is survived by his wife, three children, and three step-children.

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 65
  • Tour 36 years
  • Badge R427/5286
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank You for your congratulation to our Country, and Thank You to your family for their sacrifices. I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lt Frank J Corasaniti II
Baltimore City Fire Department

November 14, 2021

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