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In Memory of Agent Miguel Martinez-Ortiz

In Memory of Agent Miguel Martinez-Ortiz

By: CaseGuard

  Puerto Rico Loses Officer to COVID-19 On Friday, April 24, 2020, Agent Miguel Martinez-Ortiz became the first uniformed police officer in Puerto Rico to lose his life battling COVID-19. Agent Martinez-Ortiz, age 56, had served his community through law enforcement with the Puerto Rico Police Department for 28 years. He had recently been assigned to a Federal Homeland Security Investigations...

Apr 24, 2020
In Memory of Chaplain II Akbar N. Shabazz

In Memory of Chaplain II Akbar N. Shabazz

By: CaseGuard

  First Muslim Chaplain in Texas Prisons Dies On April 23, 2020, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) announced the death of a Muslim Chaplain due to coronavirus. The first Muslim chaplain who ever worked for the TDCJ died just hours before Ramadan, the Holy month for all Muslims. Chaplain II Akbar N. Shabazz, age 70, likely contracted COVID19 at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville, Texas. He...

Apr 23, 2020
In Memory of Police Officers Dan Walters

In Memory of Police Officers Dan Walters

By: CaseGuard

  Brave Officer Fought Years After Shooting On April 23, 2020, a retired San Diego Police officer, Dan Walters, passed away from injuries he sustained on the job in 2003. Walters, age 53, had fought on from these severe life-threatening and paralyzing injuries for seventeen years. San Diego Police Officer Dan Walters was on his second career path in 2003. On November 12 of that year, he and his...

Apr 23, 2020
How will AI Affect the Legal Profession

How will AI Affect the Legal Profession

By: CaseGuard

  Intelligently integrated artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are transforming the legal profession in many respects. Still, in most instances, it is improving what lawyers do by automating routine, mundane tasks enabling them to focus on complex higher-value duties, such as reviewing pre-sorted documents, negotiating deals, and making court appearances. They also manage time usage by...

Apr 22, 2020
In Memory of Corrections Officer V Jonathon Keith Goodman

In Memory of Corrections Officer V Jonathon Keith Goodman

By: CaseGuard

  Texas Losing Officers to Virus The Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced yet another loss of a corrections officer to the coronavirus health threat. Corrections Officer V Jonathon Keith Goodman, age 52, lost his battle with the disease on April 21, 2020. Goodman died due to complications fighting off the COVID19 virus, which is continuing to threaten Texas prisons. Officer Goodman had...

Apr 21, 2020
In Memory of Corporal Lawrence Onley

In Memory of Corporal Lawrence Onley

By: CaseGuard

  US Department of Defense Naval Officer Dies Corporal Lawrence Only, who served with the US Department of Defense Naval District Washington Police Department, died of complications as the result of contracting COVID19 on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. He had served the department for 23 years. Cpl. Onley was 63 years of age. Corporal Onley was assigned most recently to the Naval Research Lab. He was...

Apr 21, 2020
In Memory of Warden Wilmot Sandlin McCain

In Memory of Warden Wilmot Sandlin McCain

By: CaseGuard

  Louisiana Warden Dies from Coronavirus On Monday, April 20, 2020, Louisiana lost a veteran law enforcement officer, a top prison warden, to complications from coronavirus. Warden Wilmot Sandlin "Sandy" McCain, age 67, was exposed to the virus while on the job at the Raymond Laborde Correctional Center. He had served the Department of Corrections for 24 years. Warden McCain achieved a great life...

Apr 20, 2020
In Memory of Probation and Parole Agent Kaitlin Marie Cowley

In Memory of Probation and Parole Agent Kaitlin Marie Cowley

By: CaseGuard

  Accident Takes Life of Officer On April 20, 2020, Agent Kaitlin Marie Cowley, had been assisting with inmate security at the Our Lady of the Lake Hospital for the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women. Around 6:30 pm, after leaving her assignment, Agent Cowley was involved in a single-vehicle crash near the I-12 and Millerville Road Interchange in Baton Rouge. For unknown reasons, her...

Apr 20, 2020
In Memory of Police Officer Christopher Eric Ewing

In Memory of Police Officer Christopher Eric Ewing

By: CaseGuard

  Drunk Driver Kills Smyrna Police Officer A drunk driver slammed into a Smyrna police officer, causing an accident and killing the officer. On April 20, 2020, Officer Christopher Eric Ewing was driving his patrol car along South Cobb Drive. Around 11:00 pm, he crossed the intersection of Oak Drive when another vehicle turned left in front of his patrol car. The other driver had been driving...

Apr 20, 2020
In Memory of Correctional Officer Sheila Rivera

In Memory of Correctional Officer Sheila Rivera

By: CaseGuard

  Illinois Loses Corrections Officer to COVID19 Chicago announced the loss of one of their valued correctional officers due to exposure to coronavirus at the Cook County Jail. Correctional Officer Sheila Rivera, age 47, died from COVID19, one April 19, 2020. The Cook County Jail, where Sheila Rivera had worked for seven years, had become a hotspot with a spike of over 215 known cases among the...

Apr 19, 2020

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