DC corrections officer dies from COVID-19

Kenneth Moore, a D.C. native, was a corrections officer at the Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services


By Sarah Calams

WASHINGTON — A D.C. corrections officer died Wednesday from COVID-19.

WJLA.com reported that Kenneth Moore, a D.C. native, was a corrections officer at the Department of Youth Rehabilitative Services.

Officials said Kenneth Moore died Wednesday from COVID-19. (Photo/Kenneth Moore Jr.)
Officials said Kenneth Moore died Wednesday from COVID-19. (Photo/Kenneth Moore Jr.)

"A longtime and dedicated District employee, Mr. Moore proudly served DYRS and youth committed to the agency as a Youth Development Representative for 16 years," Clinton Lacey, director of DYRS, said.

The District had previously announced that a juvenile inmate had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, several incarcerated youths and COs were quarantined.

"We share our deepest condolences with his family and loved ones," D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said.

As of Thursday, the District reported a total of 653 COVID-19 cases.

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