Police Officer Allen S. Giacchetti

Police Officer Allen S. Giacchetti

Cook County Sheriff's Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 30, 2021

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Allen S. Giacchetti

Police Officer Allen Giacchetti died from complications as the result of contracting COVID in the line of duty.

Officer Giacchetti had served with the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department for 28 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, three daughters, seven grandchildren, 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 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.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Al just wanted to say you are truly missed! I made you promises the last time we spoke and I'm doing the best I can do complete those promises.
You I my eyes were one of a kind and taught me a lot over the years.
I will tell you this LEYDEN misses you the residents always ask!

ML&R my brother! BBFFBB

Deputy S. Hall
CCSO friend

November 24, 2022

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