Wichita Police Department, Kansas
End of Watch Friday, July 9, 2021
Captain Clay Germany died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Captain Germany was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Wichita Police Department for 27 years. He had previously served with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office and the Midwest City Police Department. He is survived by his wife, seven children, 11 grandchildren, parents, and four siblings.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.