Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Texas
End of Watch Friday, September 3, 2021
Deputy Sheriff Ronald Butler died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Deputy Butler was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for 31 years. Deputy Butler is survived by his wife and two daughters.
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.