Overland Park Police Department, Kansas
End of Watch Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Police Officer Freddie Castro died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Officer Castro served with the Overland Police Department for two years. He is survived by his mother, brother, sister, nieces, and nephew.
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.