Code Enforcement Officer Adam Ray Arbogast

Code Enforcement Officer Adam Ray Arbogast

Parsons Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, November 25, 2021

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Adam Ray Arbogast

Code Enforcement Officer Adam Arbogast died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Arbogast had served with the Parsons Police Department for one year. He is survived by his daughter.


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.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge CE1

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, November 15, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Adam was my cousin But he was my baby brother. I would like to personally thank each and everyone.
His mother and father have read all these and I have printed a copy for his daughter for when she’s older.
The family is managing. It just was so unexpected and still un real.
He was a great person and is missed horrible.

Amy Channell
civilian. Sister of fallen firefighter Adam

June 15, 2022

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