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Memorial service held for Rockwall officer who died of COVID-19

Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall hosted the memorial service for Tracy Gaines. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Credit: Rockwall PD
Officer Tracy Gaines has served with the Rockwall Police Department since 2005.

The memorial service for beloved Rockwall police officer Tracy Gaines was held Monday afternoon.

Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall hosted the 2 p.m. service. Interment followed in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Gaines died on Aug. 3 after being hospitalized with COVID-19.

You can watch the service online:

Gaines served with the Rockwall Police Department since 2005, most recently as a school resource officer at Rockwall High School.

Hundreds attended a vigil for Gaines at Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium last week.

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"Tracy was the best of us," and "I am a better man and I am a better father because of Tracy Gaines," said two of his colleagues. He was described as a very genuine person, who was a rock-n-roll music fan and had an interesting knack for trivia.

Prior to becoming a police officer, Gaines served in the Air Force for 20 years.

He leaves behind his wife and two sons. 

Those wishing to support his family can donate to atodallas.org, Rockwall police said.