Lieutenant Earnest Oldham

Lieutenant Earnest Oldham

Plano Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Earnest Oldham

Lieutenant Earnie Oldham died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Lieutenant Oldham had served with the Plano Police Department for 34 years. He is survived by his wife and twin 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 57
  • Tour 34 years
  • Badge 1333

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, August 23, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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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

October 17, 2021

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