Lieutenant Matthew A. Vogel

Lieutenant Matthew A. Vogel

Hudson County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, December 27, 2021

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Matthew A. Vogel

Lieutenant Matthew Vogel died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while working at the Operations Division at 257 Cornelison Avenue in Jersey City.

Lieutenant Vogel had served with the Hudson County Sheriff's Office for 22 years and had been a Special Weapons and Tactical commander. He is survived by his mother, stepfather, and brother.

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 50
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 14, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in peace brother.


December 27, 2022

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