Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Overland Park
Death Date: 8/31/2021
Added to Memorial: 2022
Circumstances of Death: COVID-19
Freddie Joe Castro, age 23, served as a police officer with the City of Overland Park for 2 years and had been responding daily to calls for service involving persons who had or were suspected of having COVID-19. In July, 2021 Officer Castro tested positive for COVID-19 and was later hospitalized. On August 31, 2021, following a short, courageous battle with the COVID virus, Officer Castro succumbed to medical complications resulting from his COVID exposure. Officer Castro is survived by his Mother.