Officer Chad P. Christiansen

Officer Chad P. Christiansen

Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs - Volk Field Security Forces, Wisconsin

End of Watch Saturday, December 18, 2021

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Chad P. Christiansen

Officer Chad Christiansen died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while working at 100 Independence Drive in Camp Douglas.

Officer Christiansen had served with the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs - Volk Field Security Forces for two years and was deputized by the Juneau County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his parents and two brothers.

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.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 332

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 30, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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On behalf of the U.S. Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and support staff for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, we honor law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. During National Police Week the focus is even greater that we never forget the officers and their families. Today, May 19th, 2022, we honor and remember you Officer Christiansen. Rest in Peace.

United States Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

May 19, 2022

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