Lieutenant Clinton Joseph Ventrca

Lieutenant Clinton Joseph Ventrca

Corinth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, June 20, 2021

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Clinton Joseph Ventrca

Lieutenant Clint Ventrca died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while attending training at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy.

Lieutenant Ventrca had served with the Corinth Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, parents, 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 42
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 231

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 3, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in Peace Lieutenant Ventrca. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

August 11, 2021

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