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 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 46
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge P264

Incident Details

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

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Andy, it has now been 2 years since we lost you! Life is not the same. We have several memorials set up around the house that reminds me of your life.

I am and always have been so proud of you.

I thank God for allowing me to enjoy 46 years of having you as my son. Though ending not as I had hoped, I am trusting the Lord who does all things well, that He has protected you from future harm and hurt by taking you Home as He did!

Your view from the other side of eternity now allows you to see the big picture and answers the question so many of us ask, “Why”?

May all who knew and loved you find the personal relationship with Jesus satisfying and fulfilling as we all march toward that final day before we all stand before our Savior, giving thanks to Him for His great sacrifice for us!

Love you son!

Dad and ESM Barb

Joe and Barb MacDonald

October 18, 2023

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