Officer Brian Vogel

Officer Brian Vogel

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, December 30, 2021

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Brian Vogel

Officer Brian Vogel died as a result of contracting COVID-19 while serving at the Sault Sainte Marie Port of Entry at International Bridge 900 Plaza in Sault Sainte Marie.

Officer Vogel was a Michigan Army National Guard veteran and had served with the United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


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 61
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Michigan
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in peace Officer Vogel.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 4, 2022

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