Master Jail Officer Robert Charles Sunukjian

Master Jail Officer Robert Charles Sunukjian

Hampton Roads Regional Jail, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Robert Charles Sunukjian

Master Jail Officer Robert Sunukjian died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail.

Officer Sunukjian had served with the Hampton Roads Regional Jail for 16 years. He is survived by his wife 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 48
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 8, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

December 5, 2020

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