Senior Deputy Phillip David Barron, Jr.

Senior Deputy Phillip David Barron, Jr.

Victoria County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, September 24, 2021

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Phillip David Barron, Jr.

Senior Deputy Phillip Barron Jr. died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while serving as a the School Resource Officer at Liberty Academy, 1110 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria.

Deputy Barron had served with the Victoria County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He had previously served with the Victoria Police Department for 25 years. Deputy Baron is survived by his wife and three 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 54
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge 546

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 7, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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