Reserve Deputy Kevin Patrick Kennedy, Jr.

Reserve Deputy Kevin Patrick Kennedy, Jr.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch Saturday, December 26, 2020

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Kevin Patrick Kennedy, Jr.

Reserve Deputy Kevin Kennedy Jr. died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Reserve Deputy Kennedy was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He had served as a reserve deputy with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office for over 21 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, daughter, 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 73
  • Tour 20 years, 1 month
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Deputy Sheriff Kennedy,
On today, the 1st 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 as well when you served with the USMC in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved one, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 26, 2021

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