Investigator James M. Cornacchia

Investigator James M. Cornacchia

Georgia Institute of Technology Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, June 1, 2020

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James M. Cornacchia

Investigator James Cornacchia died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.

Investigator Cornacchia had served with the Georgia Institute of Technology Police Department for 19 years and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Investigator. He is survived by his wife, three sons, parents, and siblings.

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders have died as a result of COVID-19, and continue to do so as the virus spreads across the United States.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 66

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 20, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Investigator Cornacchia,

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

January 23, 2021

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