Correctional Officer Kenneth J. Moore

Correctional Officer Kenneth J. Moore

District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, District of Columbia

End of Watch Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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Kenneth J. Moore

Correctional Officer Kenneth Moore died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure two weeks earlier while on duty at the District of Columbia Superior Court.

Officer Moore had served with the District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services for 16 years. He is survived by his children, stepchildren, and grandchildren.

The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 15, 2020

COVID-19, communicable disease

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