Sergeant Matthew Chandler Moore

Sergeant Matthew Chandler Moore

Arkansas Highway Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, September 5, 2021

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Matthew Chandler Moore

Sergeant Chandler Moore died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a confirmed exposure while performing traffic-related duties at the Arkansas/Tennessee border.

Sergeant Moore served with the Arkansas Highway Patrol for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, and parents.

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 34
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 5541

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 28, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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The last two years seem like decades. I will always miss the phone calls where one of us was seeking information from the other or just plain trying to stay awake during those night shifts. We love and miss you Lil’ brother .
You are not forgotten!

Captain Allen Jones
St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office

September 6, 2023

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