Texas Department of Public Safety – Texas Highway Patrol, Texas
End of Watch Monday, June 14, 2021
Sergeant Paul Mooney died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Sergeant Mooney was a U.S. Army veteran. He had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for 13 years and was assigned as a field recruiter for the West Texas Region. He is survived by his seven children and six grandchildren.
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.