Sergeant Thomas Edward Stanley

Sergeant Thomas Edward Stanley

Atascadero State Hospital Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, December 31, 2021

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Thomas Edward Stanley

Sergeant Thomas Stanley died as a result of contracting COVID-19 while serving at the Department of State Hospitals- Atascadero at 10333 El Camino Real in Atascadero.

Sergeant Stanley had served with the California Department of State Hospitals for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, two brothers, and a 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 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 57
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Sgt. Stanley,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

April 3, 2022

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