Police Officer Les Graves died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.
Officer Graves had served with the Perryton Police Department for two years. He is survived by his wife, six children, and eight siblings.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.