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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

Ely Galan, Correctional Officer, Riker’s 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)

Charles Harris, Captain, Riker’s Island, NYC Department of Correction (NY)

Connie Jones Hawkins, Corrections Officer, Riker’s 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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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, Riker’s 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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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, Riker’s 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, Riker’s Island, NYC Department of Corrections (NY)

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)

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, 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)

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