The National Fraternal Order of Police is sad to report that as of June 15, there have been 121 law enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty due to COVID-19.
To view a state-by-state breakdown, please visit FOPcovid19.org. If the breakdown has not been updated to reflect the 121 deaths, please check again later today once it is updated. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please atrribute the statements in this release to the National Fraternal Order of Police, as it is an organizational statement.
COVID-19 Line-of-Duty Deaths
While COVID-19 is without a doubt a public health crisis, it is also a public safety crisis. The FOP knew at the beginning of the pandemic that law enforcement officers on the front lines combating this pandemic—more than 90% of whom will be responding from local and State agencies—would be increasingly vulnerable to contracting the virus. COVID-19 makes no distinction between age, race or gender. As we had feared, the virus has claimed the lives of many, and now includes a growing number of law enforcement officers.
Please Note: The following list has been compiled using media and news reports of law enforcement officers who have died due to COVID-19. The numbers listed include all reported COVID-19 deaths—not all have been verified. The FOP’s goal is to maintain an accurate and up-to-date list and is working around the clock to support our members as we all respond to the national pandemic. To ensure that every officer is accounted for, if you are aware of an officer that has died in the line of duty due to COVID-19, please feel free to send an email to Mark McDonald with the officer’s information and a link to either a media report or obituary.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us via email at email@example.com.
About The Fraternal Order of Police
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 351,000 members in more than 2,200 lodges. We are the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. We are committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those we serve through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today’s police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP.
As the coronavirus continues to affect nearly every aspect of our lives, law enforcement is on the front lines nationwide, rising to the challenge of protecting and serving our communities while working to stay safe. The FOP is committed to supporting our brothers and sisters in blue by keeping them informed and updated on the latest news on this evolving situation. We will fight this pandemic together — and win. We are FOP strong.