Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, North Carolina
End of Watch Monday, October 4, 2021
Police Officer Julio Herrera died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working as a School Resource Officer at Ardrey Kell High School at 10220 Ardrey Kell Road in Charlotte.
Officer Herrera had served with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for over 28 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.