Corporal John Joseph Wojciechowski

Corporal John Joseph Wojciechowski

Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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John Joseph Wojciechowski

Corporal John Wojciechowski died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Corporal Wojciechowski had served with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office for 25 years. He is survived by his niece.

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 57
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 1287

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, December 3, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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This still seems so unfair, Wojo. See you on the other side.

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Wayne County

February 25, 2023

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