GOVERNOR OFFERS CONDOLENCES AFTER PASSING OF CORRECTIONS OFFICER TO COVID-19
Also on Monday, Gov. Justice announced that a 31-year-old Western Regional Jail correctional officer has died from COVID-19, the fourth such death among Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation staff since the pandemic began.
Cpl. Christopher Scarberry, of Genoa, had served at the Western Regional Jail in Cabell County since 2018. He had been hospitalized with COVID-19 since December and died Sunday. His survivors include his wife and three stepchildren.
“Cathy and I offer up our prayers and our condolences, in every way, to Christopher, his family, and all his loved ones,” Gov. Justice said. “From the beginning of this terrible pandemic, our correctional officers have run to the fire. I promise you, Christopher will never be forgotten.”