Captain Anthony Terrance Jackson, Sr.

Captain Anthony Terrance Jackson, Sr.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, December 25, 2020

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Anthony Terrance Jackson, Sr.

Captain Anthony Jackson died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty at the Shelby County Jail East Women's Facility.

Captain Jackson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office for 24 years was the Assistant Director of Jail Training at Shelby County Sheriff Training Academy. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.


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 55
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 4180
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, December 14, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Capt. Jackson,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 25, 2021

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