Austin Police Department, Texas
End of Watch Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Senior Police Officer Randy Boyd died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working patrol.
Officer Boyd served with the Austin Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and twin sons.
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.