Correctional Officer Michael Donovan Teachout

Correctional Officer Michael Donovan Teachout

Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Michael Donovan Teachout

Correctional Officer Mike Teachout died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while assigned to the Clarinda Correctional Facility.

Officer Teachout is survived by his wife, three children, three grandchildren, mother, and siblings.


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 63
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

January 27, 2022

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