Corrections Officer Daniel Glenn Oaks

Corrections Officer Daniel Glenn Oaks

Yakima County Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Daniel Glenn Oaks

Corrections Officer Dan Oaks died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Yakima County Jail.

Officer Oaks had served with the Yakima County Department of Corrections for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two 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 58
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Dear Officer Oaks,
You made the ultimate sacrifice in a career so many take for granted and don't appreciate. You are a hero and your family is as well. Thank you for your in peace brother!

To Officer Oaks wife and children,
Praying for you all and know we care for you all! His service and yours matters to us! We will not forget your sacrifice! Our deepest sympathies!

To the Yakima County Officers,
Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your brother! Be safe and stay well! We appreciate you! We back the blue!

Ret. Police/ County Corrections Officer

November 18, 2020

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