Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch Thursday, September 23, 2021
Senior Corporal Arnulfo Pargas died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working on patrol duty.
Senior Corporal Pargas had served with the Dallas Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and one daughter.
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.