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Wash. corrections officer dies from COVID-19

Dan Oaks was a 15-year veteran of the Yakima County Department of Corrections

By Sarah Calams

YAKIMA, Wash. — A Yakima County Department of Corrections officer died Saturday from COVID-19 complications. reported that CO Dan Oaks, a 15-year veteran of the department, died after being hospitalized.

“He will be missed by his family, co-workers and friends,” Ed Campbell, director of the Department of Corrections, said. “He was an exemplary officer and public servant.”

Oaks leaves behind his wife and two children. Campbell said a memorial fund will be established for his family.

Out of 595 people who were released on $0 bail from April 2020 through June 2021, 420 were re-arrested, with 123 of them arrested for violent crimes
As of Monday morning, 34 of the jail’s 2,864 inmates were COVID-positive
After administrators at the Portland jail revoked her security clearance, the woman was forced to take a pay cut to work at a different jail, according to a lawsuit
The individual was reportedly immediately isolated and contact tracing is underway