Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania
End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 2021
Police Officer Brian Roland died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Police Officer Roland had served with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for over 21 years. He is survived by his wife.
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.