Austin Police Department, Texas
End of Watch Thursday, August 26, 2021
Senior Sergeant Steve Urias died as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Sergeant Urias worked for the Austin Police Department for 31 years. He is survived by his wife and two 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.