Hero Down: East Baton Rouge SO Sergeant Gregory Warren Dies From Coronavirus
Baton Rouge, LA – East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO) Sergeant Gregory Warren died on Sunday after developing pneumonia after contracting coronavirus, according to his department.
The 53-year-old sergeant served the EBRSO for over 26 years, and was a supervisor in the department’s Transportation Division at the time of his death, East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said in a press release later in the day.
Sheriff Gautreaux said that Sgt. Warren had been away from work and fell ill shortly before he was due back in the office in March.
He died from “COVID-19 and pneumonia-related complications,” the sheriff explained.
Sgt. Warren, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, “was a dedicated public servant and will be greatly missed,” he said.
He leaves behind his wife, Carol, as well as his children, coworkers, and all those who loved him.
“We are all in a period of uncertainty and challenge in dealing with this national pandemic,” Sheriff Gautreaux wrote. “The safety and health of every member of our community is something I work and pray for daily. I’ve asked all of our deputies to please take all necessary precautions and use all available equipment and resources to protect themselves not only at work, but any time they must be out in the community.”
“I am so grateful to all of our first responders and health-care professionals for their hard work and commitment during what are troubling times for all of us,” he added. “May God bless and protect each of you.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Gregory Warren, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.