Oyster Creek Police Department , Texas
End of Watch Thursday, August 26, 2021
Detective Tony Standley died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Detective Standley had served with the Oyster Creek Police Department for 29 years. He is survived by his two daughters and four grandchildren.
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.