Police Officer Jimmie Alexander Shindler

Police Officer Jimmie Alexander Shindler

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, September 20, 2021

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Jimmie Alexander Shindler

Police Officer Alex Shindler died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Mt. Moriah Precinct at 2602 Mt. Moriah Road in Memphis.

Officer Shindler had served with the Memphis Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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 35
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 5134

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 15, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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My thoughts and prayers go out to your wife and children as well as the rest of your family, friends and co-workers.

I escorted your family from the bus to their seats for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service. It was my honor to let them know you will never be forgotten!

Officer Ryan Grelle (Honor Guard)
Denton, Texas Police Department

May 18, 2022

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