Corrections Officer Maurice Jarrod "Reese" Jackson

Corrections Officer Maurice Jarrod "Reese" Jackson

Robertsdale Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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Maurice Jarrod "Reese" Jackson

Corrections Officer Maurice Jackson died from complications of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Jackson served with the Robertsdale Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


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 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge CO5

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 17, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in peace Corrections Officer Maurice Jackson and thank you for your service.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 2, 2021

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