Victoria County Sheriff’s Office, Texas
End of Watch Friday, September 24, 2021
Senior Deputy Phillip Barron Jr. died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while serving as a the School Resource Officer at Liberty Academy, 1110 Sam Houston Drive, Victoria.
Deputy Barron had served with the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office for 33 years. He is survived by his wife and three 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.