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.

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.

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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Eternal Rest grant to Your servant, Berisford, Oh Lord, and may Light Perpetual shine upon him. Amen.

For those in Washington State D.O.C. who mourn Officer Morse' loss:

Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with all who mourn; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God Bless you all at Monroe (from a former Chapel Volunteer there, and former WA State D.O.C. C.C.O.),

Fr. Jerry Connors
Chaplain, Federal Bureau of Prisons

May 30, 2020

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