Police Officer Andrew Robert MacDonald

Police Officer Andrew Robert MacDonald

Grand Prairie Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, October 18, 2021

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Andrew Robert MacDonald

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

Officer MacDonald had served with the Grand Prairie Police Department Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, father, and three brothers.


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 46
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge P264

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, October 4, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Gonna miss our talks on the phone brother. You were always a true friend and an awesome cop. I hate that I got so busy there at the end, but you always were one to understand.

Police Officer Mike Taylor
Gun Barrel City PD; former Grand Prairie PD Detention Supervisor

April 18, 2022

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