Patrol Officer David Alan Marshall

Patrol Officer David Alan Marshall

Texas Christian University Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, May 1, 2021

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David Alan Marshall

Patrol Officer David Marshall died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Marshall was a United States Army veteran of the Gulf War. He had served with the Texas Christian University Police Department for five years and had previously served with the Fort Worth Police Department for 30 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, son, grandchildren, mother, and two brothers.

Officer Marshall was a first cousin three times removed of Constable Leonard Walker who was shot and killed in the line of duty on September 22nd, 1928, while serving with the Tyler County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas.

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 61
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, January 15, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Thank you all for your prayers and kind thoughts. David and I were married for 34 years. My heart was broken when he passed away. David loved his work as a police officer and promoted up to Sgt. he also loved being in the military. God gave him a serving heart and I am grateful for the time we had together. My heart will always belong to him.


February 19, 2024

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