Fallen Officers From the COVID-19 Pandemic

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job.

The following law enforcement officers died as a result of contracting the virus in the line of duty.

We continue to work with dozens of other agencies that have suffered COVID-19 related deaths as they work to make confirmed or presumed determinations of line-of-duty status.

Sergeant AlTerek Patterson | Bedminster Township Police Department, New Jersey Detention Deputy Timothy De La Fuente | Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas Patrolman Gary Walker | Bloomingdale Police Department, New Jersey Police Officer Jose Fontanez | Boston Police Department, Massachusetts Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett | Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida Police Officer Marco DiFranco | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Sergeant Clifford W. Martin, Sr. | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Police Officer Ronald Newman | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Captain Jonathan Parnell | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Correctional Officer Kenneth J. Moore | District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, District of Columbia Senior Detention Officer Alexander Pettiway | Durham County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Deputy Sheriff Jeff Hopkins | El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Sergeant Charles Corrections Supervisor 1 Fella A. Adebiyi | Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas Corrections Supervisor 1 George Warden Wilmot Sandlin Police Officer Joseph Cappello | Melrose Park Police Department, Illinois Deputy Sheriff Sypraseuth Reserve Captain Raymond Andrew Boseman | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana Senior Police Officer Mark Hall, Sr. | New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana Sergeant Jose Diaz-Ayala | Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida Agent Miguel Martínez-Ortiz | Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico Deputy Sheriff Terrell Young | Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California Sergeant Joseph Spinosa | Sands Point Police Department, New York Detective Marylou Armer | Santa Rosa Police Department, California Corrections Officer V Jesse Wayne Bolton | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Corrections Officer Coy D. Coffman, Jr. | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Corrections Officer V James D. Coleman | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Corrections Officer V Jonathon Keith Goodman | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Chaplain II Akbar N. Shabazz | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Corrections Officer IV Kelvin D. Wilcher | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Detective Sergeant Randall C. French | Troy Police Department, New York Detective Alex Ruperto | Union City Police Department, New Jersey Corporal Lawrence Onley | United States Department of Defense - Naval District Washington Police Department, U.S. Government Officer Richard G. McCoy | United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government Officer Omar E. Palmer | United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government Officer Ching Kok Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse | Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

Bedminster Township Police Department, New Jersey

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Bloomingdale Police Department, New Jersey

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, District of Columbia

Durham County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Glen Ridge Police Department, New Jersey

Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas

Louisiana Department of Corrections, Louisiana

Melrose Park Police Department, Illinois

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Puerto Rico Police Department, Puerto Rico

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

Sands Point Police Department, New York

Santa Rosa Police Department, California

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Troy Police Department, New York

Union City Police Department, New Jersey

United States Department of Defense - Naval District Washington Police Department, U.S. Government

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington