Correctional Officer Sheila Janelle Rivera

Correctional Officer Sheila Janelle Rivera

Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, April 19, 2020

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Sheila Janelle Rivera

Correctional Officer Sheila Rivera died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among inmates and correctional staff at the Cook County Jail at 2650 S. California Avenue in Chicago.

Officer Rivera had served with the Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Corrections for seven years and had previously served with the Choctaw Nation Police Department in Mississippi. She is survived by her husband and son.

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 47
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 16967

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, April 6, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Officer Rivera,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 11, 2020

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