Michigan DOC Transportation Officer Damon Burton Dies From Coronavirus

Holly Matkin

Michigan Department of Corrections Transportation Officer Damon Burton died from cornonavirus complications on Tuesday.

Detroit, MI – Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) Transportation Officer Damon Burton died on Tuesday after contracting COVID-19.

The MDOC Honor Guard announced Transportation Officer Burton’s death in a Facebook post later that day.

“Today, we lost our first MDOC employee to COVID-19,” the post read. “Corrections Transportation Officer Damon Burton of the Detroit Reentry Center died from complications related to the virus. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and coworkers.”

The MDOC Honor Guard described Transportation Officer Burton’s death as “heart-wrenching.”

MDOC Director Heidi Washington notified staff about the transportation officer’s death in an email on Tuesday evening, but did not release his name, the Detroit Free Press reported.

"This is a difficult day for all of us, especially those who worked closely with him over the years,” Washington wrote. “His dedication and commitment to the safety of our state’s residents will not be forgotten and will leave a lasting impact on our department.”

Washington said that the MDOC has been “heartbroken by his loss,” the Detroit Free Press reported.

“This virus is unlike any enemy we’ve faced before. Its reach has had no boundaries and it has affected people of all ages and backgrounds," the director wrote. "Our thoughts are with the officer’s family, friends and colleagues at this sad time and we know he will be greatly missed."

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Michigan Department of Corrections Transportation Officer Damon Burton, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

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flybynight
flybynight

Guess he couldn't get his hands on the drugs his boss (governor) said were not allowed and then changed her mind...................just not in time for this poor man. Vote Democrat. *sarc

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

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flybynight
flybynight

Don't worry l0west/l1owest. You'll be fine. Just turn down the drug should the need arise...........please turn it down.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Yep.

flybynight
flybynight

Just depends on who says it.

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

so in this survey, they had a choice of 15 medications, and no independently researched papers?

sorry. your link just isn't academic enough.

flybynight
flybynight

Probably way over your head anyway.

h0ghestcomndenom
h0ghestcomndenom

LOL, apparently back on March 20th, drug company Novartis announced it would donate 130 million doses of generic hydroxychloroquine.

Today, Trump is saying the government will be purchasing the drug for the national stockpile.

Novartis is the same company Michael Cohen helped obtain access to Donald Trump.

Big coincidence?

flybynight
flybynight

Again no source?

Stanracer
Stanracer

RIP Ofc. Burton. You life mattered.

Schick56
Schick56

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏


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