Police Officer Gregory Randall Young

Police Officer Gregory Randall Young

Vernon College Police Department , Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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Gregory Randall 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.


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 600 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.

Bio

  • 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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