Corporal Ignacio Javier Romero

Corporal Ignacio Javier Romero

Lander County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Sunday, November 7, 2021

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Ignacio Javier Romero

Corporal Ignacio Romero died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while serving at the Lander County Sheriff's Office at 2 NV 305 in Battle Mountain.

Corporal Romero had served with the Lander County Sheriff's Office for over seven years. He is survived by his wife and three 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 Not available
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Ignacio was a brave dad a super hero to me i miss him a lot and im grateful for him he made a lot of sacrifices for our family he will always live in our hearts i love you dad rest in peace thank you for your service ❤️‍

Jerry R.

June 28, 2024

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