Special Deputy Marshal Craig Alan Kriner

Special Deputy Marshal Craig Alan Kriner

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, January 23, 2021

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Craig Alan Kriner

Special Deputy Marshal Craig Kriner died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Wheeling Federal Building and Courthouse on 1125 Chapline Street in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Special Deputy Marshal Kriner was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the United States Marshals Service for eight years. He had previously served with the Wheeling Police Department for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and grandson.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 66
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location West Virginia
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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