Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse

Correctional Officer Berisford Anthony Morse

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, May 17, 2020

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Berisford Anthony Morse

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.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

Bio

  • Age 65
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, April 24, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 17, 2021

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