When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic struck, lives were upended everywhere. Some lives were lost and, unfortunately, the loss of life continues to rise daily. Most of us know that it is the “first responders” to whom we owe an unpayable debt. And among those brave individuals, standing front and center, are the proud men and women of corrections. It is with heavy hearts that we join grief-stricken families and loved ones to express our heartfelt sympathies for those who have died because of this insidious virus. The following is the most current list of names of the corrections professionals who gave their last full measure. If you are aware of a colleague, co-worker or someone who ACA should be including, please notify Debbi Seeger at dseeger@aca.orgStay safe.


Fella Adebiyi, Corrections Supervisor, Lansing Correctional Facility, Kansas Department of Corrections (KS)

Robert Armstrong, Nurse Practitioner, Sanchez Facility, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Bernard Atta, Nurse, Corrections Reception Center in Orient, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (OH)

Jose Diaz Ayala, Corrections Deputy, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (FL)

Shannon Bennett, Deputy Sheriff, Resource Officer at Deerfield Beach Elementary School, Broward County Sheriff’s Office (FL)

Jesse Bolton, Correction Officer, Eastham Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Loren Buddress, Chief Probation Officer, San Mateo County Probation Department (CA)

Damon Burton, Transportation Officer, Detroit Reentry Center, Michigan Department of Corrections (MI)

Edward Cantu, Detention Officer, Cameron County Sheriff’s Department (TX)

Lorraine Carlisle, Office Assistant, Queensboro Correctional Facility, New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NY)

Dudley Champ, Correctional Officer, Jefferson County Jail (TX)

Susan Marie Cicala, Prison Nurse, Northern State Prison, New Department of Corrections (NJ)

Gregory Clark Jr., Corrections Officer, Cuyahoga County Jail, Cuyahoga County Jail Sheriff’s Office (OH)

Jonathan Coelho, Probation Officer I, CSSD Adult Probation (CT)

Coy D. Coffman Jr., Correctional Officer, Telford Unit in New Boston, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

James Coleman, Correctional Officer, Middleton Unit/Abiline, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Zeb Craig, Corrections Officer, Hudson County Sheriff’s Office (NJ)

John Dawson, Correctional Officer, Marion Correctional Institution, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (OH)

Timothy De La Fuente, Deputy, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (TX)

Daisy Doronila, Nurse, Wellpath, Hudson County Jail (NJ)

Coretta Downing, Detention Officer, Mecklenburg County Detention Center (NC)

Garry Duplessis Jr., Lieutenant, Orleans Parrish Sheriff Office (LA)

Francine Earls, Women's Prison/Indianapolis, Indiana Department of Correction (IN)

Asa Enoch, Community Corrections Officer, Orange County Corrections (FL)

Jerry Esparza, Correctional Officer V, Jester III Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Kevin Fletcher, Detention Officer, 4th Avenue Jail, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (AZ)

Ely Galan, Correctional Officer, Rikers Island, NYC Department of Correction (NY)

Dewane (Pete) Gannon, Correctional Officer, Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (OH)

Maria Gibbs, Senior Corrections Police Officer, Central Reception and Assignment Facility/Trenton. New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJ)

Inez Gonzales, Correctional Officer, Edgecombe Correctional Facility, New York Department of Correction and Community Services (NY)

Keith Goodman, Correctional Officer, Bill Clements Unit/Amarillo, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Robin Grubbs, Case Manager, United States Penitentiary/Atlanta, Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Department of Justice (GA)

Kenneth Harbin, Correctional Officer, Price Daniel Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Charles Harris, Captain, Rikers Island, NYC Department of Correction (NY)

Connie Jones Hawkins, Corrections Officer, Rikers Island, NYC Department of Corrections (NY)

Jeff Hopkins, Sheriff’s Deputy, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (TX)

Scott Horman, Surveillance Officer, Maricopa County Adult Probation (AZ)

Master Sergeant Henry Hunter, Guard, Louisiana State Penitentiary- Angola (LA)

Eric Johnson, Correctional Officer V, Byrd Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Antoine Jones, Correctional Officer, Cook County Department of Corrections, Cook County Sheriff’s Office (IL)

Gail Jones, Branch Chief, NYC Department of Probation (NY)

Jose Kates, Correctional Officer, North Kern State Prison (CA)

Kristin Keyer, Supervising United States Probation Officer, United States Probation Office for the Southern District of Ohio (OH)

Lamar Robinson King, Correctional Officer, Delaware Department of Correction (DE)

Maurice Lacey Jr., Correctional Officer, Queens House of Detention, NYC Department of Correction (NY)

Joe Lange, Analyst, Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Terry Loomis, Correctional Officer, Lake Erie Correctional Institute, CoreCivic (OH)

Florencio Pablo Lopez, Juvenile Institutions Officer II, Monterey County Probation Department (CA)

Vanessa Mackey, Sheriff’s Deputy, Orleans Parrish Sheriff’s Office (LA)

Charles “Dan” Manrique, Nurse, Marion County Jail (FL)

Michael Marin, Correctional Officer, Central California Woman's Facility (CA)

Zelzah Martin, Probation Officer, NYC Department of Probation (NY)

Ruben Martinez, Correctional Officer IV, Lopez State Jail, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Erica McAdoo, Senior Detention Officer, Los Angeles Police Department (CA)

Sandy McCain, Warden, Raymond Laborde Correctional Center, Department of Public Safety & Corrections (LA)

Gwynne McCathorine (Sizer), Asst. Director of Education and Programs (Retired), D.C. Department of Corrections (DC)

Rev. Rufus McClendon Jr., Former Head Chaplain, East Jersey State Prison, New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJ)

Michelle McIntyre, Supervising Probation Officer, Sonoma County Probation (CA)

Kyomi McKeithen, Probation Officer, NYC Department of Probation (NY)

Elvester McKoy, Correctional Officer, Rikers Island, NYC Department of Correction (NY)

Thomas McMahon, Probation Officer, Marion County Probation (IN)

Dr. Casey McVea, Medical Director, Raymond Laborde Correctional Center, Department of Public Safety & Corrections (LA)

Juan Menchaca, Deputy/Courts Division, Harris County Sheriff’s Office (TX)

Maria Mendez, Correctional Officer, Wynne Unit/Huntsville, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Danny Mendoza, Correctional Officer, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CA)

William Merced Jr., Retired New Jersey Correctional Peace Officer (NJ)

Darren Miller, Intensive Supervision Officer, Richland County Court Services (OH)

Ron Miller, Detention Deputy, Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office (CO)

Edwin Montanano, Nurse, Wellpath, Hudson County Jail (NJ)

Kenneth Moore, Youth Development Representative, D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services (DC)

Berisford Anthony Morse, Correctional Officer, Monroe Correctional Complex, Washington Department of Corrections (WA)

Richard O’Brien, Sheriff’s Deputy, Cook County (IL)

Thomas Adedayo Ogungbire, Correctional Officer V, Hutchins State Jail, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Hunter O’Kelly-Rodriguez, Non-uniformed staff, NYC Department of Correction (NY)

Joseph Parkinson, Senior Probation Officer (retired), Buffalo, New York (NY)

Nelson Perdomo, Correctional Officer, East Jersey State Prison in Rahway, New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJ)

David Perez, Investigator, NYC Dept. of Correction (NY)

Alexander Pettiway, Senior Detention Officer, Durham County Sheriff's Office (NC)

Charlynn Phillips, Senior Correctional Officer, Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, Federal Bureau of Prisons (NC)

Gilbert Polanco, Sergeant, San Quentin State Prison (CA)

Jackson Pongay, Correctional Officer IV, Lychner State Jail, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Ernie Quintero, Sergeant, Court Security Division, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (AZ)

Alvin Ramirez, Detention Officer, Avondale Jail, Avondale Police Department (AZ)

Tina Reeves, Licensed Practical Nurse, Pickaway Correctional Institution, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (OH)

Richard Richardson, Central Arkansas Community Correction Center, Arkansas Department of Correction (AR)

Sandra Rivera, Assistant Commissary Manager, Torres Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

George “Bernie” Robare, Corrections Supervisor, Lansing Correctional Facility, Kansas Department of Corrections (KS)

Darrell Robinson, Mental Health Counselor, Lake County Jail, Lake County Sheriff’s Department (IN)

Oscar Rocha, Senior Deputy, Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (CA)

Wayne Rogers, Correctional Officer, Jackson Correctional Institution (FL)

Franklin Rolando, Non-uniformed staff, NYC Department of Correction (NY)

Richard Rose, Facility Maintenance Supervisor, Topeka Correctional Facility (KS)

Randy Rumler, Food Service Staff, Gus Harrison Correctional Facility, Michigan Department of Corrections (MI)

Dean Savard, Sheriff’s Deputy, Wayne County Jail, Division 1 (MI)

Raymond Scholwinski, Sergeant/Deputy, Harris County Sheriff’s Office (TX)

Akbar Shabazz, Regional Area Muslim Chaplain, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Quinsey Simpson, Correctional Officer, Rikers Island, NYC Department of Correction (NY)

Barbara Stewart, Nurse, Caswell Correctional Center, North Carolina Department of Public Safety/ Adult Corrections (NC)

Officer Sumpter, Corrections Officer, Rikers Island, NYC Department of Corrections (NY)

Rosa Thomas, Sergeant, Louisiana State Penitentiary (LA)

Abraham Vega, Sheriff, Lynn County Sheriff’s Office (TX)

Bernard Waddell Sr., Correctional Police Officer, Hudson County Jail (NJ)

Gary Weinke, Correctional Officer, Wabash Valley Correctional Facility, Indiana Department of Correction (IN)

David Werksman, Sheriff’s Deputy, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (CA)

Kelvin Wilcher, Correctional Officer, Estelle Unit in Huntsville, TX, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX)

Casadear “Ceda” Williams, Medical Assistant, Mobile Metro Jail, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office (AL)

Sean Wilson, Youth Coach, Giddings State School, Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TX)

Terrell Young, Sheriff’s Deputy, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department (CA)

Dennis Zambrana, Sergeant, Chester County Prison (PA)

Administrative staff member, Lee Correctional Institution, South Carolina Department of Corrections (SC) (name is withheld at the request of the family)

Contract employee and Counselor/Wexford Health Sources, Yavapai County Jail/Camp Verde, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (AZ) (name is withheld at the request of the family)

Correctional Officer, Baltimore City Jail, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (MD) (name is withheld at the request of the family)

Correctional Officer, Lansing Correctional Facility, Kansas Department of Corrections (KS)

Corrections Officer, Chester County Prison (PA), Chester County Sheriff’s Office (PA) (name is withheld at the request of the family)

Corrections Officer, Cook County Sheriff’s Office (IL) (name is withheld at the request of the family)

Correctional Officer, SCI-Phoenix in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA)

Corrections Staff A, Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, Alabama Department of Corrections (AL) (name is withheld at the request of the family)

Corrections Staff B, Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, Alabama Department of Corrections (AL) (name is withheld at the request of the family)

Deputy, Shelby County Sheriff's Department (TN) (name is withheld at the request of the family)

Detention Officer, East Hidalgo Detention Facility/GEO (TX) (name is withheld at the request of the family)

Jail Employee, El Paso County Detention Facility-Jail (TX) (name is withheld at the request of the family)

Plant Operations Employee, Ironwood State Prison, Riverside County, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CA) (name is withheld at the request of the family)

Senior Corrections Officer, Eloy Detention Center, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (AZ) (name is withheld at the request of the family)