Corrections Officer Jose Alfredo Diramos "Joe" Kates

Corrections Officer Jose Alfredo Diramos "Joe" Kates

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Saturday, July 11, 2020

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Jose Alfredo Diramos "Joe" Kates

Corrections Officer Joe Kates died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at North Kern State Prison.

Officer Kates had served with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for four years. He is survived by his wife and 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.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19

communicable disease, COVID-19

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