Everman police officer dies after contracting COVID-19 on duty

The Everman Police Department is remembering a beloved 27-year veteran of their force. Officer Alex Arango died this morning after contracting the COVID-19 virus on duty.

“Officer Arango was the absolute cornerstone of this department and a rock for this community,” Chief Craig Spencer told us. “Alex always refused to promote through this 27 years of service here because he loved serving the citizens of Everman so much. He wanted to remain as close to them as possible.”

Officer Arango was hospitalized and placed on a ventilator on Monday. His wife and mother are also recovering from the virus. His mother’s condition is reportedly very serious.

A prayer vigil was held on Monday evening at Texas Health Southwest hospital.

Since Officer Arango contracted the virus on duty, his death will be classified as a Line of Duty Death.

A GoFundMe has been established for the family. You can donate here if you feel so inclined.