Hero Down: NJ DOC Correction Officer Nelson Perdomo Dies From Coronavirus
Old Bridge, NJ – New Jersey Department of Corrections (DOC) Correction Officer Nelson Perdomo died on Thursday after contracting COVID-19.
The 44-year-old correction officer served the DOC for 19 years, according to NJ.com.
Correction Officer Perdomo was admitted to the Rarity Bay Medical Center intensive care unit in late March, according to a fundraising account established to help his family.
He was suffering from weakness and fever, and was ultimately placed on a ventilator to help him breathe.
Correction Officer Perdomo succumbed to the novel coronavirus on Thursday.
“It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our Brother Nelson Perdomo who lost his battle with Covid-19,” an update on the fundraising page read. “He was a hero, a friend, and a brother to us all and will be missed dearly.”
He served the DOC for nearly two decades, and was assigned to the East Jersey State Prison at the time of his death.
“No words can ever express to his wife Fanny and to his three kids Emma, Maya, and Tito, how sorry we are or how sad we feel for this untimely and tragic loss,” the fundraising site read. “RIP Nelson. You will forever live in our hearts. We will take it from here.”
The New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association has organized a “hero’s procession” that will pass by Correction Officer Perdomo’s home on Sunday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of New Jersey Department of Corrections Correction Officer Nelson Perdomo, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.