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A memorial plaque for Lt. DeMarcus Dunn at the police station in Baker, La., on Sept. 21, 2021. Far more law enforcement officers in the U.S. have died from COVID-19 than from any other work-related cause in 2020 and 2021. (Emily Kask/The New York Times)

A memorial plaque for Lt. DeMarcus Dunn at the police station in Baker, La., on Sept. 21, 2021. Far more law enforcement officers in the U.S. have died from COVID-19 than from any other work-related cause in 2020 and 2021. (Emily Kask/The New York Times)