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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
In memory of Master Detention Deputy Richard Barry

In memory of Master Detention Deputy Richard Barry

By: CaseGuard

  Lake County Detention Center Loses Deputy On Thursday, July 16, 2020, Master Detention Deputy Richard "Rick" Barry, 58, passed away at AdventHealth Waterman in Tavares, Florida. Deputy Barry was a US Air Force Veteran and was employed with the Lake County Sheriff's Office for 24 years. Deputy Barry died from complications of COVID-19 after contracting the virus during an outbreak in the Lake...

Jul 16, 2020
In Memory of Corrections Officer V. Jerry Esparza

In Memory of Corrections Officer V. Jerry Esparza

By: CaseGuard

  The Clutches of COVID-19 Continue Its Hold on TDCJ Staff Corrections Officer V. Jerry Esparza's end of watch came on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Officer Esparza, age 46, died from complications of COVID-19 after contracting the virus during an outbreak at the Jester III Unit in Richmond, Texas. CO Esparza had been hospitalized at Memorial Hermann Sugarland since June 17 after he tested positive...

Jul 15, 2020
In Memory of Director N. Kyle Coleman

In Memory of Director N. Kyle Coleman

By: CaseGuard

  Texas Announces Loss of Senior Law Enforcement Officer On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Texas officials announced the death of one of their long-term senior law enforcement officers. Director N. Kyle Coleman, who was serving with the Bexar County Fire Marshal's Office, has passed away from complications arising from the coronavirus. He was 69 years old. Before working with the Bexar County Fire...

Jul 14, 2020
In Memory of Police Investigator Donald Sumner

In Memory of Police Investigator Donald Sumner

By: CaseGuard

  U.S. Air Force Veteran and Investigator On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Investigator Donald Sumner, sadly lost his battle with COVID-19 after contracting the virus during an outbreak among staff and patients at the Patton State Hospital Police Department. Sumner, born on October 29, 1954, was 65 years old. He had worked at the hospital for the past 19 years, helping to protect his community. He is...

Jul 14, 2020
In Memory of Police Officer Jonathan Shoop

In Memory of Police Officer Jonathan Shoop

By: CaseGuard

  Washington Officer Dies from Gun Violence Officials were grief-stricken to announce the loss of a new police officer who died due to gun violence. On Monday, July 13, 2020, Police Officer Jonathan Shoop, was shot and killed after making a traffic stop. Shoop, age 32, had joined the Bothell Police Department just one year ago. Around 9:30 p.m., Officer Shoop and another officer attempted to pull...

Jul 13, 2020
In Memory of Border Patrol Agent Enrique J. Rositas, Jr.

In Memory of Border Patrol Agent Enrique J. Rositas, Jr.

By: CaseGuard

  Border Patrol Agent Dies from COVID19 The U.S. Border Control announced the loss of one of their Texas agents to the coronavirus. On Saturday, July 11, 2020, Border Patrol Agent Enrique J. Rositas, Jr., age 53, passed away after a battle with the virus. Agent Rositas had been serving the community and the U.S. as an agent for 22 years. Rositas had been assigned most recently to the McAllen...

Jul 11, 2020
In Memory of Police Officer Ismael Chavez

In Memory of Police Officer Ismael Chavez

By: CaseGuard

  Two Officers Die in Shooting from Domestic Disturbance On Saturday, July 11, 2020, Texas officials announced the shooting deaths of two McAllen Police officers. Police Officer Ismael Chavez, age 39, had served with the McAllen Police Department for about 2 ½ years. Around 3:00 p.m., Officer Chavez and Police Officer Edelmiro Garza answered a call regarding a domestic disturbance on Queto Street...

Jul 11, 2020
In Memory of Police Officer Edelmiro Garza, Jr.

In Memory of Police Officer Edelmiro Garza, Jr.

By: CaseGuard

  Two Texas Officers Die from Gunfire The state of Texas was saddened to publicly announce the loss of two police officers in its state due to gunfire and domestic violence. Police Officer Edelmiro Garza, Jr., age 35, was one of the two officers shot and killed on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Officer Garza and another officer, Police Officer Ismael Chavez, responded to a call for help related to...

Jul 11, 2020

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