Rockwall Police Officer Dies from COVID-19 Complications

ROCKWALL (WBAP/KLIF) – A Rockwall Police Officer has died from complications with COVID-19.

According to the Rockwall Police Department, Officer Tracy Gaines died during early Monday morning.

Gaines was admitted to a local hospital on July 11 and underwent various treatments to try and mitigate the effects of the illness.

Officer Gaines was hired as a Rockwall Police Officer in September of 2005 and most recently served as a School Resource Officer at Rockwall High School. During his career, he also served as a School Resource at Williams Middle School and he was a Field Training Officer in the Patrol Division as well. Officer Gaines also had a distinguished military career serving 20 years with the Air Force prior to becoming a police officer.

“The Rockwall Police Department is grateful for the incredible outpouring of support for his wife and two sons,” read a statement released by the department on Monday.

Donations to assist the family financially can be made at

In honor of Officer Gaines’ service to the citizens of Rockwall, a squad car has been placed at Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium located at 1215 T.L. Townsend Dr, Rockwall.

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