Rockwall Officer Dies from COVID-19 Complications

Rockwall Police Officer Tracy Gaines

Rockwall Police Department

Officer Tracy Gaines of the Rockwall Police Department died during the morning hours of Monday, August 3, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. He was admitted to a local hospital on July 11 and has undergone 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. Tracy 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.  Donations to assist the family financially can be made at www.atodallas.org.

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, TX, 75087 as a memorial.

Media Release:
Max Geron /
Chief of Police
Rockwall Police Department

City of Rockwall

“The City of Rockwall is saddened by the passing of Officer Tracy Gaines. He served our great nation in the United States Air Force and the Rockwall community as a member of the Rockwall Police Department. I have no doubt that his time as a School Resource Officer had a significant impact on our youth. His dedication to the safety of Rockwall citizens will never be forgotten. Please join me in continuing to pray for his family.” ~Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt

“I offer my condolences to the family of Officer Tracy Gaines during this difficult time. I was honored to know Tracy as a friend and peer at RHS. He will be missed by all.” ~Rockwall City Councilmember Anna Campbell

“Tracy Gaines was a true public servant. He was well-respected by his peers and throughout the City organization. We mourn his passing as a great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.” ~City Manager Rick Crowley

Photos: Rockwall PD