End of Watch: 05/17/2020
Agency: Department of Corrections
Correctional Officer Berisford Morse died after contracting COVID-19 through a confirmed exposure to an inmate during an outbreak at the Monroe Correctional Complex’s minimum security unit.
Officer Morse had served with the Washington State Department of Corrections for 17 years.
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.
Officer Morse is survived by his wife and daughter.