Captain Steven Michael Gaudet, Jr.
Pearl River (LA) Police Department
End of Watch: July 16, 2020
Captain Steven Michael Gaudet, Jr. contracted the COVID-19 virus while providing security at a town hall hosted July 4th fireworks show on July 3, 2020. He began having symptoms of COVID-19 the following week. On July 16, Captain Gaudet was rushed to the hospital in respiratory distress where he was pronounced deceased. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund recognizes that our officers on the front lines are increasingly vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19 virus, and we are committed to performing the research required to determine how COVID-19 is impacting line-of-duty deaths.
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