Correctional Officer Anthony J. Pasquarello

Correctional Officer Anthony J. Pasquarello

Essex County Sheriff's Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, December 8, 2021

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Anthony J. Pasquarello

Correctional Officer Anthony Pasquarello died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 while serving at the Middleton House of Correction at 20 Manning Avenue in Middleton.

Officer Pasquarello had served with the Essex County Sheriff's Department for over 15 years. He is survived by his son, parents, and fiancee.

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 37
  • Tour 15 years, 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 17, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Officer Pasquarello, it has been 2 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 8, 2023

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