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Eloy corrections officer dies of COVID-19-related complications

Eloy Detention Center
Posted at 8:27 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 07:50:21-04

ELOY, AZ — A Senior Correctional Officer at the Eloy Detention Center has died of COVID-19-related issues, according to a company spokesperson.

The name of the employee is not being released due to family privacy.

"We also want to honor our employee's work to keep those in our care and our communities safe and healthy. Those efforts have never been more critical than during this unprecedented pandemic. We are eternally grateful for his dedication, service and selflessness," said Ryan Gustin with CoreCivic.

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The officer last worked at the detention center on June 7.

The company's Critical Incident Stress Management Team is available for support for those Eloy Detention Center employees impacted by the officer's passing.