Newark Police Department, New Jersey
End of Watch Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Police Officer Hector Moya died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Officer Moya had served with the Newark Police Department for 22 years.
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.