Corporal Michael R. Springer

Corporal Michael R. Springer

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, February 11, 2022

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Michael R. Springer

Corporal Michael Springer died as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Corporal Springer was a United States Navy veteran who served with the Arkansas State Police for 33 years and was assigned to Troop H. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two grandchildren, and a sister.

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 59
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge 70
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, January 7, 2022

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in peace Corporal Springer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 3, 2022

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