Special Deputy Marshal Michael Judson Riley

Special Deputy Marshal Michael Judson Riley

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Michael Judson Riley

Special Deputy Marshal died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while serving at the Hale-Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans.

Deputy Marshal had served with the United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service for five years and previously served with the New Orleans Police Department for over 32 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, three grandchildren, and five siblings.


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.

Bio

  • Age 60
  • Tour 37 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Location Louisiana
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

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