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.

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.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 15 years, 6 months
  • Badge 764420

Incident Details

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

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank you for your service dad. You made the ultimate sacrifice and your memory will forever live. I’m proud of you and your service. If I was to be born again and had the choice to pick a father I would pick you all over again.

SPC Jose Pedro Marquez Jr
United States Army

April 10, 2021

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