Corporal Robert William McKinney

Corporal Robert William McKinney

Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, August 5, 2021

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Robert William McKinney

Corporal Robert McKinney died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while assigned to the Livingston Parish Detention Center at 20300 Government Boulevard in Livingston.

Corporal McKinney had served with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office for ten years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, parents, and brother.

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 40
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 20, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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I am.riding in The Road to Hope Law Enforcement United Bike Ride and I am carrying Corporal Robert William Mckinney EOW bracelet 250 miles to Washington DC. It is my orovaledge to honor him.

Retired LEO Melanie Bibens
Spotsylvania SO

May 9, 2024

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