Deputy Sheriff Roy Gomez died as a result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
Deputy Gomez had served with the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years and was assigned to supervise the Inmate Work Squad. He is survived by his wife and two children.
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. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.