Amarillo Police Department, Texas
End of Watch Friday, October 22, 2021
Sergeant Michael Dunn died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Sergeant Dunn was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Amarillo Police Department for over 21 years. He is survived by his wife and four 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.