Correctional Officer IV Jade Drennan

Correctional Officer IV Jade Drennan

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, May 19, 2022

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Jade Drennan

Correctional Officer IV Jade Drennan died as a result of contracting COVID-19 while serving at the Rufe Jordan Unit at 1992 Helton Road in Pampa.

Officer Drennan had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division for two years. She is survived by her husband and daughter.

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.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 22, 2022

communicable disease, COVID-19


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Correctional Officer IV Jade Drennan, thank you for your service! God will watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this terrible time. God's Speed Jade!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

June 25, 2022

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