Lieutenant Scott Brandon Owens

Lieutenant Scott Brandon Owens

Union City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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Scott Brandon Owens

Lieutenant Brandon Owens died as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Lieutenant Owens was a United States Army veteran who had served with the Union City Police Department for five years and previously served three years with the Canadian County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife and two 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 600 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.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 805
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, January 3, 2022

communicable disease, COVID-19

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