Deportation Officer Danny Keith Laughner, Jr.

Deportation Officer Danny Keith Laughner, Jr.

United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Danny Keith Laughner, Jr.

Deportation Officer Danny Laughner died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Laughner had served with the United States Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations for nine years.


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 50
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Virginia
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I am so sorry to learn of the grievous loss of Officer Laughner when he died in the line of duty from Covid. To the Laughner family, fellow officers , and all who call Danny beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Laughner gave to our nation and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 1, 2020.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 31, 2022

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