Correctional Officer David A. Christensen

Correctional Officer David A. Christensen

Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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David A. Christensen

Correctional Officer David Christensen died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen.

Officer Christensen was a U.S. Army veteran and had served in law enforcement for 40 years. He is survived by his son and three sisters.

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 62
  • Tour 40 years
  • Badge 10697
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 9, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Christensen. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Washington State Department of Corrections.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 8, 2021

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