Detention Sergeant Janell L. Visser

Detention Sergeant Janell L. Visser

Miller County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, January 9, 2022

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Janell L. Visser

Detention Sergeant Janell Visser died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 while serving at the Miller County Adult Detention Center at 1999 MO-52 in Tuscumbia.

Sergeant Visser had served with the Miller County Sheriff's Office for 14 years and was named Jailer of the Year in 2021. She is survived by her husband, two sons, one daughter, and five grandchildren.

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 55
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge J20

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 18, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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Rest In Peace Sergeant Janell L. Visser and thank you for your service to America! May God watch over you, your family and all Corrections Officers during this terrible time. God's Speed Janell!!!!!!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

January 18, 2022

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