Correctional Officer Glenn Timothy Francisco Martinez

Correctional Officer Glenn Timothy Francisco Martinez

Guam Department of Corrections, Guam

End of Watch Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Glenn Timothy Francisco Martinez

Correctional Officer Glenn Martinez died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Guam Adult Correctional Facility.

Officer Martinez had served with the Guam Department of Corrections for 23 years.


The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 600 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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My condolences go out to your family, friends and the members of the Guam Department of Corrections during this most difficult time
Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE.
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Officer Janet Sanchez
F.O.P member Yuma Lodge #24
Yuma Police Department

December 7, 2020

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