Officer Bruce Eckhoff

Officer Bruce Eckhoff

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

End of Watch Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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Bruce Eckhoff

Officer Bruce Eckhoff died as a result of contracting COVID-19 while serving at the Sacramento International Airport at 6900 Airport Boulevard in Sacramento.

Officer Eckhoff had served with the United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field Operations for almost 17 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, and sister.


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.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 16 years, 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location California
  • 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 Officer Bruce Eckhoff.
~Sheriff Brad Swain, deputies & staff

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office
Indiana
U.S.A.

April 13, 2022

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