Correctional Officer Mike Teachout died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while assigned to the Clarinda Correctional Facility.
Officer Teachout is survived by his wife, three children, three grandchildren, mother, and siblings.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.
Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa
End of Watch: Nov. 28, 2020