Director Kyle Coleman died after contracting COVID-19 while coordinating the county’s emergency response to the pandemic.
Director Coleman had served in law enforcement for 46 years. He had retired from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office before joining the Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office, where remained a sworn law enforcement officer and served as the county’s director of the Office of Emergency Management. He is survived by his wife and two stepsons.
Director Coleman was a highly respected researcher of forgotten line of duty deaths in Texas and surrounding states. He was a regular contributor and researcher for the Officer Down Memorial Page and the Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation. He was personally responsible for the discovery and research of countless line of duty deaths in Texas.
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.