McLennan Community College Police Department, Texas
End of Watch Monday, July 19, 2021
Police Officer Ricky Roberts died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty.
Officer Roberts had served with the McLennan Community College Police Department for three years and had previously served with the Texas State Technical College Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, parents, and siblings.
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.