End of Watch: 06/17/2021
Agency: Department of Corrections
County: Grays Harbor County
Corrections Officer Gabriel K. Forrest died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.
Officer Forrest had served with the Washington State Department of Corrections since 2002. He is survived by his daughter, parents, four siblings, and many nieces and nephews.
Beginning 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 have died as a result of COVID-19, and continue to do so as the virus spreads across the United States.