Kings Mountain Police Department, North Carolina
End of Watch Friday, September 17, 2021
Police Officer Carl Proper died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Officer Proper had served with the Kings Mountain Police Department for three years. He had served in law enforcement for 16 years. Officer Proper is survived by his wife and three children.
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.