Lieutenant Kevin Pounders

Lieutenant Kevin Pounders

Hanceville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, January 23, 2022

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Kevin Pounders

Lieutenant Kevin Pounders died as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Lieutenant Pounders was a United States Marine Corps veteran who had served with the Hanceville Police Department for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, son, grandchild, and mother.

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 48
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 203
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, September 24, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Still hard to believe you are gone from this world. Thank you for all the sacrifices you made for your country and to law enforcement. You were dedicated to your family, friends, your job and most of all your son. We miss you and love you! I will kiss Jordan every night just for you. Until we see you again.

Alisa Pounders Ferris

February 24, 2024

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