Sergeant Sean Geoffrey Byler

Sergeant Sean Geoffrey Byler

Bullitt County Detention Center, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Sean Geoffrey Byler

Sergeant Sean Byler died from complications as the result of contracting COVID in the line of duty.

Sergeant Byler had served with the Bullitt County Detention Center for two years. He is survived by his mother, father, and two sisters.

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 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Think about you daily and the life you had and the people that you had such a huge positive impact on and helped daily. Thank you for being my son, you have taught me more than I could ever teach you and the world is a better place for having you in it. Love you, Dad

Jeff Byler

February 17, 2023

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