Correctional Officer David M. Ragle

Correctional Officer David M. Ragle

Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, December 20, 2020

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David M. Ragle

Correctional Officer David Ragle died as a result of contracting COVID-19 while serving at the Northpoint Training Center at 710 Walter Reed Road in Burgin.

Officer Ragle had served with the Kentucky Department of Corrections for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two grandchildren.

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 66
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 459

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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