Correctional Officer Jerome McBurrough

Correctional Officer Jerome McBurrough

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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Jerome McBurrough

Correctional Officer Jerome McBurrough died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 while serving at the Valdosta State Prison at 3259 Val Tech Road in Valdosta.

Officer McBurrough was a United States Army Reserve veteran and had served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for over 24 years.

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 56
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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