Correctional Officer Dudley James Champ

Correctional Officer Dudley James Champ

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, August 10, 2020

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Dudley James Champ

Correctional Officer Dudley Champ died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

Officer Champ was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for one year. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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 58
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank you CO Champ for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Texas. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 27, 2020

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