Lieutenant Clay McClure died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Lieutenant McClure had served with the Texarkana Police Department for 25 years and had previously served with the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, and 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.