Fallen Heroes (May 22, 2020)

HONORING:

Corrections Officer V Jesse Wayne Bolton
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Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, May 8, 2020

Age: 63

Tour: 12 years

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DETAILS:

Corrections Officer V Jesse Bolton died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak at the Eastham Unit in Lovelady, Texas.

Officer Bolton had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and stepdaughter.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
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HONORING:

Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez
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Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, May 9, 2020

Age: 59

Tour: 10 years

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DETAILS:

Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure during an outbreak at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville, Texas.

Officer Mendez had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 10 years. She is survived by four children.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
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HONORING:

Corrections Supervisor 1 George "Bernie" Robare
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Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas

End of Watch: Monday, May 11, 2020

Age: 61

Tour: 36 years

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DETAILS:

Corrections Supervisor 1 Bernie Robare died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak amongst employees and inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Supervisor Robare had served with the Kansas Department of Corrections for 36 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
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HONORING:

Sergeant Charles "Rob" Roberts, III
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Glen Ridge Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Monday, May 11, 2020

Age: 45

Tour: 20 years

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DETAILS:

Sergeant Rob Roberts died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak with the city government building and police headquarters.

Sergeant Roberts had served with the Glen Ridge Police Department for 20 years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He is survived by his wife and three children.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
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HONORING:

Corrections Supervisor 1 Fella A. Adebiyi
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Kansas Department of Corrections, Kansas

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Age: Unknown

Tour: 20 years

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DETAILS:

Corrections Supervisor 1 Fella Adebiyi died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak amongst employees and inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Supervisor Adebiyi had served with the Kansas Department of Corrections for 20 years.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
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HONORING:

Officer Ching Kok "CK" Yan
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United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, May 16, 2020

Age: 54

Tour: 13 years

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DETAILS:

Officer CK Yan died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the International Mail Facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, New York.

Officer Yan had served with the United States Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
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HONORING:

Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse
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Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch: Sunday, May 17, 2020

Age: 65

Tour: 17 years

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DETAILS:

Correctional Officer Berisford Morse died after contracting COVID-19 through a confirmed exposure to an inmate during an outbreak at the Monroe Correctional Complex’s minimum security unit.

Officer Morse had served with the Washington State Department of Corrections for 17 years.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
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HONORING:

Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser
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Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

End of Watch: Monday, May 18, 2020

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year, 1 month

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DETAILS:

Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Maser was struck and killed by a patrol car at the intersection of Bone Road and 9th Road South at 5:20 am.

He had initially responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash, but when he arrived, he encountered a woman in mental crisis walking away from the crash carrying a machete. Deputy Maser and another responding deputy attempted to talk to her for several minutes as she continued to disobey commands as she walked in the roadway.

A third deputy who was responding to the scene came upon the group on the dark roadway and inadvertently struck Deputy Maser. Deputy Maser was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

The woman was taken into custody at the scene.

Deputy Maser was a U.S. Air force veteran and had served with the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office for 13 months. He is survived by his wife, daughter, mother and stepfather, father and stepmother, siblings, and grandparents.
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HONORING:

Firefighter/Hazmat Technician David F. Jameson, Jr.
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Independence Fire Department, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, May 7, 2020

Age: 52

Tour: Unknown

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DETAILS:

On May 7, 2020, at approximately 1300hrs, Firefighter/Hazmat Technician David F. Jameson, Jr., from the Independence Fire Department, responded to a report of a residential fire. Upon arrival, he was not feeling well and was experiencing shortness of breath. He remained in the truck while others addressed the fire, which was determined to be an illegal open burn. When the crew returned to the pumper, Firefighter/Hazmat Technician Jameson became unresponsive. Medical care was immediately provided and he was transported to the Centerpoint Medical Center where he later passed away. The cause of death has not yet been determined.
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May you be at rest.

This information is supplied by the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) and the U.S. Fire Administration (www.apps.usfa.fema.gov).

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