Veteran Calif. CO dies from COVID-19

Mike Marin, 48, was a correctional officer at the Central California Women's Facility for 22 years


By Sarah Calams

CHOWCHILLA, Calif. — A veteran California corrections officer died Saturday after battling COVID-19 complications in the hospital for two weeks.

ABC30.com reported that Mike Marin, 48, was a correctional officer at the Central California Women's Facility for 22 years. Marin, who suffered from severe asthma, was hospitalized for breathing issues. 

Mike Marin, who suffered from severe asthma, was hospitalized for breathing issues. (Courtesy photo)
Mike Marin, who suffered from severe asthma, was hospitalized for breathing issues. (Courtesy photo)

"It was such a shocker, because everyone knew he was doing good," his son, Michael, said. "We told everyone and I had finally accepted in my head that he was coming home."

Marin leaves behind his wife and four children. 

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