Corrections Supervisor 1 Bernie Robare died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak amongst employees and inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility.
Supervisor Robare had served with the Kansas Department of Corrections for 36 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.