Sergeant Alvis Joseph West, III

Sergeant Alvis Joseph West, III

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, April 3, 2020

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Alvis Joseph West, III

Sergeant Al West died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Sergeant West was a United States Army National Guard veteran. He had served with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for 32 years. Sergeant West is survived by his wife, son, and three 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 68
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Sgt. West,
On today, the 2nd 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 and the state of Louisiana as well when you served with the LAARNG. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 3, 2022

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