Parole Officer Broderick Richard Daye

Parole Officer Broderick Richard Daye

Iowa 5th Judicial District - Department of Correctional Services, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, August 28, 2021

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Broderick Richard Daye

Parole Officer Broderick Daye died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Parole Officer Daye had served with the Iowa 5th Judicial District - Department of Correctional Services for 17 years. He is survived by his aunt, three siblings, and seven nieces and nephews.

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 900 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.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 20 years, 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

COVID-19, communicable disease

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I met Broderick when I was enrolled in the Enterprise Community School to Work Program at the GRUBB YMCA here in Des Moines many years ago. He always had a kind word of encouragement to keep going no matter how hard life was. To his family thank you for sharing Broderick with us all in the King Irving and River Bend Neighborhood. Rest in Peace Broderick we will miss you.

Tonya LaFarr
Law Enforcement Supporter

September 6, 2022

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