Corporal Miguel Eladio "Mike" Sanchez

Corporal Miguel Eladio "Mike" Sanchez

Amarillo Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 27, 2021

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Miguel Eladio "Mike" Sanchez

Corporal Mike Sanchez died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Corporal Sanchez had served with the Amarillo Police Department for 16 years. He is survived by his wife, five children, mother, and brother.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 237

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 24, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

January 18, 2022

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