End of Watch: 12/29/2020
Agency: Washington State Department of Corrections
County: Grays Harbor County
Correctional Officer David A. Christensen died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen.
Officer Christensen was a U.S. Army veteran and had served in law enforcement for 40 years. He is survived by his son and three sisters.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.