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Department of Corrections officer dies from COVID-19

Posted at 6:53 PM, Jul 29, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Department of Corrections have announced that one of its employees, Sgt. Rosa Thomas, has died as a result of COVID-19.

According to a post on the Louisiana DOC Facebook page,
Thomas passed away on Sunday, July 26, as a result of COVID-19.

The DOC says Thomas began her career with them on July 30, 2007. She was from Natchez, Mississippi, and provided nearly 13 years of dedicated service to Louisiana State Penitentiary.

"She was known as a hard worker who was very dependable, rarely missing work," the post states. "She enjoyed her vacations, taking cruises, and in her free time loved to shop and cook."

Thomas leaves behind three sons: John, Keith and Travis.

You can read the full post below.

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