Correctional Officer Jose Pedro Marquez

Correctional Officer Jose Pedro Marquez

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

End of Watch Sunday, June 28, 2020

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Jose Pedro Marquez

Correctional Officer Jose Marquez 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 Marquez had served with the Cook County Sheriff's Department - Department of Correction's for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.

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 15 years, 6 months
  • Badge 764420

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, May 29, 2020

COVID-19, communicable disease

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I love you and miss you so much. You made the ultimate sacrifice. Until I see you again. I'll make sure they're taken care of. I still can't believe you're gone.

Nathalie Noemi Marquez

April 26, 2022

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