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In Memory of Investigator Mark Brown

In Memory of Investigator Mark Brown

By: CaseGuard

  COVID-19 Takes Investigator's Life After He Fought A Courageous Battle On Saturday, July 25, 2020, Investigator Mark Brown, 53. passed away from COVID-19 complications. It is believed he contracted the virus from exposure while on duty. Deputy Brown's funeral will be held at the Chapelwood United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 8. The funeral was by invitation only due to the pandemic, but...

Jul 25, 2020
How Technology Helps Active Shooter Interventions

How Technology Helps Active Shooter Interventions

By: CaseGuard

  Active Shooter or Shooting Incidence? We use technology in so many ways in society today. Is it possible to use our science to help resolve active shooter situations and save lives? When there is gun violence in our cities, it is often on the evening news. There is a difference when the police are called and whether it is considered an active shooter or a shooting incident.  Law enforcement...

Jul 24, 2020
In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Oscar Rocha

In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Oscar Rocha

By: CaseGuard

  25 Year Veteran Deputy Dies From COVID-19  Deputy Sheriff Oscar Rocha, 57, died after a courageous battle, on July 23, at 6:45 pm from complications due to COVID-19. Deputy Rocha is the first Deputy in the Alameda County Sheriff's Office to have died in the line of duty from COVID-19. It is believed he contracted the contagious virus at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin during an outbreak in June,...

Jul 23, 2020
In Memory of Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols

In Memory of Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols

By: CaseGuard

  Deputy Drowns Saving Son Deputy Sheriff William K. Nichols, 33, drowned near Sandestin, Florida, Wednesday evening, July 22, 2020, after saving his son from a rip current. Nichols' family was vacationing in Fort Walton Beach, where his son was caught in a turbulent current. Nichols swam out to rescue him and bring his son back to land. Once he was safe, Deputy Nichols was pulled back into the...

Jul 22, 2020
School Reopenings & Student Privacy

School Reopenings & Student Privacy

By: CaseGuard

  The Pressure to Reopen Amidst Pandemic Parents and educators are alarmed about the pressure to reopen schools during what appears to be the height of an uncontrolled pandemic. Sure, parents do want their children in school, and even the students are so bored from the shutdown and lack of social activity that they too, want to return. We have to question, though, if our society is ready for such...

Jul 21, 2020
What’s the Difference between Redaction, Deidentification, and Anonymization?

What’s the Difference between Redaction, Deidentification, and Anonymization?

By: CaseGuard

  Protecting Identifying Data Nearly every company is faced with handling an enormous amount of data on their consumers in order to do business. Currently, there is also a variety of privacy legislation that companies have to follow to maintain and respect their consumer's privacy. There are regulations in place on how to handle personally identifiable information or PII. Two public policies that...

Jul 20, 2020
In Memory of Corrections Officer IV Jackson Pongay

In Memory of Corrections Officer IV Jackson Pongay

By: CaseGuard

  Texas Announces Officer Dies from COVID19 Texas officials announced Sunday, July 19, 2020, that they lost yet another corrections officer to the COVID pandemic. Corrections Officer IV Jackson Pongay, age 54, had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for approximately four years. He had most recently been assigned at the Lychner State Jail, where he most likely contracted...

Jul 19, 2020
In Memory of Deputy Sheriff William Garner

In Memory of Deputy Sheriff William Garner

By: CaseGuard

  Georgia Officials Brief Residents About Loss of Deputy On Sunday, July 19, 2020, Georgia officials announced the death of Deputy Sheriff William Garner, of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Bill Garner was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle. Garner was at the scene of a single-vehicle crash that occurred roughly before 7:15 pm. He was assisting the occupants in a crash that...

Jul 19, 2020
In Memory of Master Sergeant Henry Turner

In Memory of Master Sergeant Henry Turner

By: CaseGuard

  The Louisiana Department of Corrections announced that they had lost their fourth staff member to the coronavirus. On Saturday, July 18, 2020, Woodville, Mississippi's Master Sergeant Henry Turner, 65, died of COVID-19 complications after contracting the virus during an outbreak among inmates and staff at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. Sergeant Turner had been an officer with the...

Jul 18, 2020
In memory of Captain Steven Gaudet

In memory of Captain Steven Gaudet

By: CaseGuard

  Police Captain Dies From COVID-19 On July 16, 2020, Captain Steven Gaudet, Jr., 39, died at his home, from complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty. According to the St. Tammany coroner's office, the death was ruled as respiratory failure linked to COVID-19. It is believed he was exposed during a 4th of July event at the town hall on July 3, 2020. Captain Gaudet had served for...

Jul 16, 2020

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