Correctional Officer IV John Baron "Barry" Broadaway

Correctional Officer IV John Baron "Barry" Broadaway

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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John Baron "Barry" Broadaway

Correctional Officer IV Barry Broadaway died as a result of contracting COVID-19 while serving at the Rufe Jordan Unit Pampa at 1992 Helton Road in Pampa.

Officer Broadaway had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division for five years. He is survived by his wife, five children, fourteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.


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 600 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.

Bio

  • Age 68
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 12, 2022

communicable disease, COVID-19

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PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON. REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM

March 26, 2022

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