Police Officer Gregory R. Young

Police Officer Gregory R. Young

Vernon College Police Department , Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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Gregory R. Young

Police Officer Gregory Young died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Young was a United States Air Force veteran. He served 20 years with the Wichita County District Attorney as an investigator, retiring as Chief Investigator. Afterwards, he went on to serve as a police officer for Vernon College, capping off a total of 23 years as a Texas Peace Officer. He is survived by his wife and one son.

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 50
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge VC4
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 5, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank You for your contribution 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

December 7, 2021

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