Investigator James Michael Cornacchia

Investigator James Michael Cornacchia

Georgia Institute of Technology Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, June 1, 2020

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James Michael 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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Almighty and eternal God, we ask You to be with the family of Investigator James M. Cornacchia of the Georgia Institute of Technology Police Department. Even as Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, was moved to weep over the death of his friend Lazarus, so we know You are touched by the tears of those who mourn the loss of Investigator James M. Cornacchia. In Your divine providence, fill the aching void in our hearts with Your comforting presence and grant peace through the assurance of Your love and care. In the mighty and holy name of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

During His three (3) year ministry, the Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
United States Grace Force – GOD STRONG

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

June 3, 2021

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