Correctional Officer Sheila Rivera

Correctional Officer Sheila Rivera

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

End of Watch Sunday, April 19, 2020

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Sheila 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.

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 47
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 16967

Incident Details

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

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank you Officer Rivera for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Illinois. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

July 4, 2020

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