Senior Correctional Police Officer Edward Chavez Jamandron

Senior Correctional Police Officer Edward Chavez Jamandron

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, January 15, 2021

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Edward Chavez Jamandron

Senior Correctional Police Officer Ed Jamandron died as a result of contracting COVID-19 while serving at the East Jersey State Prison at 1100 Woodbridge Road in Rahway.

Officer Jamandron was a United States Army veteran and served with the New Jersey Department of Corrections for 17 years. He is survived by his mother, wife, three sons, daughter, and grandson.


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 52
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Senior Corrections Officer Jamandron,

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 10, 2022

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