Deputy Sheriff Jarett Oroszi

Deputy Sheriff Jarett Oroszi

Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Thursday, February 17, 2022

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Jarett Oroszi

Deputy Sheriff Jarett Oroszi died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

He had initially contracted the illness in August 2021 and experienced lingering cardiac effects. He contracted COVID-19 a second time in early 2022 and continued to experience side effects. He suffered a cardiac event on February 17th, 2022, and was not able to be revived.

Deputy Oroszi had served with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office for eight years and was assigned to the Motor Unit. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, and five nieces and nephews.

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 37
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 4250 M17

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office offers our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of Deputy Jarett Oroszi.

~Sheriff Brad Swain, deputies & staff

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

April 13, 2022

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