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New Hero Search Dennis R. Oliver, Jr.
- Oct. 02, 2020 -
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Highland Village Police Dept. Patch
Resided: TX, USA
Born: Aug. 07, 1971  
Fallen: Oct. 02, 2020
Race/Sex: Black Male / 49 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Highland Village Police Dept. - TX
1000 Highland Village Rd.  
Highland Village, TX   75077   USA
(972)317-6551
County: Denton
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
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Badge: 507
On The Job: 19 years
Bio: Dennis was born in Marshall, TX to Dennis Oliver Sr. and Laronia Lipscomb Oliver. He accepted Christ at an early age and attended Pine Bluff Missionary Baptist Church and sang with the gospel group, Spiritual Temptations.

Dennis attended Marshall High School where he was active in football and choir. He later attended Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX where he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He received his degree in Criminal Justice from Texas A & M - Texarkana.

On May 1, 1994, he married the love of his life, Antoinette Jackson Oliver. Their family was made complete with the births of their sons Desmond in 1995 and Donievin in 1997.

In 2003, Dennis joined the Highland Village Police Department where he became a beloved member of the department and community at large. In 2004, Oliver was promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant in 2007. During his 17 years of service Sergeant Dennis Oliver received many awards, which include an Emergency Care Attendant Award (2018), Master Peace Officer Award (2011), Officer of the Year Award (2004), Field Training Officer Award (2004), Rookie of the Year Award (2003), and Educational Achievement Award (2003). During his career, Sgt. Oliver received 60 commendations for his exemplary service to the community. These commendations represent the City's community policing model and include volunteering his time at events and fundraisers, assisting citizens with flat tires, treating a grieving family with professionalism and compassion, apprehending suspects, and overall creating a safer community in Highland Village. Oliver was known for his love of a good meal, his infectious laugh, and his ability to bring clarity to any situation.

Dennis was a devoted Christian husband and father. In 2017, Dennis became a Deacon at New Life Community Church in Little Elm, he also served in the Men's Ministry, HOP Ministry and Music Ministry as a bass guitarist. He loved supporting and attending his sons' football games throughout they years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Dennis will be remembered for his gentle but firm nature, his level headedness, smile and sense of humor.

Survived by:
Antoinette - Wife
Desmond and Donievin - Son
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Highland Village, TX   USA   Tue. Sep. 07, 3030
Summary: Sergeant Dennis Oliver died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure while on duty at the Highland Village Police Department. ====================================================================

COVID-19, a flu-like virus, originated in Wuhan, China. Worth a mention, the Chinese Government had a biological research facility in that very province. At this point, it was widely held that COVID-19 was a bat-coronavirus and the first case was discovered in Wuhan in Oct. 2019.

On Dec. 31, 2019, Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, with an unknown cause. Jan 7, 2020 Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).

Despite deaths and an entire Chinese Province(Hubei) quarantined by the Chinese Government, the World Health Organization(WHO) simply declares a global public-health emergency. Despite this serious understatement, on January 31st, President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks. Despite a large public outcry of racism, this move likely saved 1000's of American lives, it would later be deemed.

After a full blown global infection, and an entire country being declared on 'Lockdown'(Italy), on March 11th, WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. This same day, President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries. On Mar. 13th, a US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

On Mar. 23rd, New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US. On Mar. 31, more than 1/3 of humanity is under some form of lockdown. On Apr. 2nd, the world passes one million COVID-19 infections.

On April 7th, roughly 95% of all Americans are under lockdown, as 42 states issue stay-at-home orders. The entire American economy has ground to a halt. Congress passed laws awarding trillions in grants, loans and other types of assistance to the American working population and businesses.

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