Branch County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan
End of Watch Sunday, August 22, 2021
Corrections Deputy Kevin Kokinis died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Branch County Jail.
Deputy Kokinis served with the Branch County Sheriff’s Office for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, six grandchildren, and two brothers.
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.