Corporal Jack Lee Guthrie, Jr.

Corporal Jack Lee Guthrie, Jr.

Dallas College Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Jack Lee Guthrie, Jr.

Corporal Jack Gutherie died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while serving at the North Lake Campus at 5001 N MacArthur Boulevard in Irving.

Corporal Gutherie was a United States Air Force veteran. He had served with the Dallas College Police Department for over 17 years and had previously served with the Dallas County Constable's Office. He is survived by his two sons and 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.

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  • Age 74
  • Tour 18 years, 3 months
  • Badge 26
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 13, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Jack was my FTO 15 years ago..I still tell the story of one of our calls that started off hectic but ended in comic relief for both of us! Thank you for being my mentor with both the police side of things and the in house political side of things as well!

LT David Hamer
Dallas College Police Department

December 9, 2023

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