Memphis Police Department, Tennessee
End of Watch Friday, August 20, 2021
Police Officer Alex Shindler died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Mt. Moriah Precinct at 2602 Mt. Moriah Road in Memphis.
Officer Shindler had served with the Memphis Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and two 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.