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COVID-19: Fallen Officers

COVID-19: Fallen Officers


IACLEA honors the campus security, police, and public safety officers who have died as a result of Coronavirus. Each one is beloved by their agency, family, and campus community. We share a little about them here. Please see IACLEA's Facebook and Twitter pages on the dates noted to leave a memorial message.

Sgt. Parnell Guyton

End of watch: July 31, 2020. Member institution University of Alabama at Birmingham Police and Public Safety Department. Sgt. Parnell Guyton succombed to COVID-19 after a nearly two-month battle. 

In a joint statement, UAB President Ray L. Watts and UAB Chief of Police Anthony Purcell said: "His fighting spirit, bravery and love have inspired us and warmed our hearts, and now our hearts go out to his family, friends and colleagues, who will miss him dearly. If you knew Sergeant Guyton, you are fortunate and better for it. He was an exemplary officer and dear friend. Most importantly, he was a beloved husband and father..."

You can learn more about Sgt. Guyton

Officer James Cornacchia

End of watch: June 1, 2020. Member institution Georgia Tech Police Department lost a good friend and longtime officer on June 1, when Officer James Cornacchia succumbed to COVID-19. He was 42 years old and had served the Georgia Tech community for nearly 20 years, most recently working as part of the patrol unit. 

Colleagues said he was a very involved father and law enforcement officer.  James loved being a Cub Master for Cub Scouting and an Assistant Scout Manager for the Boy Scouts of America. He participated in many events and trips with the youth in his community.

You can learn more about Officer Cornacchia:

Public Safety Officer Rodney Mack

End of watch: April 5, 2020. "Mack" served with member institution New York University Public Safety for 21 years, 19 with the College of Dentistry. Said NYU Res Life and Housing: “Many of our staff worked closely with Officer Mack and remember him for his kindness and service to the NYU community.” LEARN MORE about Mack. IACLEA published memorial posts on April 10, if you wish to leave a comment.  


OVW Campus Program Training

IACLEA in partnership with the East Central University’s Safety Training and Technical Assistance for Administrators, Boards, and Law Enforcement (STTAABLE) presents the Office on Violence Against Women’s Campus Program Training. These workshops are currently open and are free for all.