Captain Steven Michael Gaudet, Jr.

Captain Steven Michael Gaudet, Jr.

Pearl River Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 16, 2020

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Steven Michael Gaudet, Jr.

Captain Steven Gaudet died as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure while on duty.

It is believed he was exposed during a 4th of July event at the town hall on July 3rd, 2020.

Captain Gaudet had served with the Pearl River Police Department for three years and had previously served with the New Orleans Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and parents.

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 39
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 200

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, July 3, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Captain Gaudet Jr,

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

September 11, 2020

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