Lieutenant Erik Lloyd died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure while on duty. Lieutenant Lloyd had served with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for 30 years and was assigned to the Force Investigation Team. He is survived by his wife, two children, five grandchildren, and parents. 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.
Corrections Officer Dan Oaks died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Yakima County Jail. Officer Oaks had served with the Yakima County Department of Corrections for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two 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.
Police Officer Sheena Yarbrough-Powell was killed when her patrol car was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver on Cardinal Drive near the Highway 347 overpass. The crash occurred on the divided highway at approximately 2:30 am. Her partner was seriously injured in the crash. The 18-year-old driver of the other vehicle was also injured and was later charged with manslaughter and intoxication assault. Officer Yarbrough-Powell had served with the Beaumont Police Department for two years. She is survived by her husband.
On August 11, 2020, Fire Engineer Peter Hein was working with the U.S. Forest Service at the Stagecoach Wildfire in Kern County. He suffered a medical emergency and was immediately transported to the hospital where he passed away from an apparent heart attack.
On Saturday, August 8, 2020, Fire Equipment Operator Eric Hayashi responded to an EMS call at a residence. While at the scene, Fire Equipment Operator Hayashi experienced a medical emergency. He was immediately taken to the Hilo Medical Center where he passed away a short time later from an apparent heart attack.
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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