PrivateOfficerBreakingNews has been doing an admirable job keeping track of a first responder statistic that more than likely would have gone unnoticed otherwise: the number of security officer deaths attributed to the coronavirus during the pandemic. A big thank-you to PrivateOfficer and all the courageous security officers on the front lines. -- IFPO.
Charlotte NC May 29 2020 -- Our office has identified six more active-duty security officers who have died from being infected with the COVID-19:
Abraham Emanuel Brown, 85, Philadelphia, Pa., May 3 2020
Died of Coronavirus
Anthony Watts, 57, Philadelphia, Pa., April 2020
Died from Coronavirus
Darrell Jones, 39, Washington, DC, April 30 2020
Died from COVID-19
Jeremy Wethington, 44, Baltimore, MD, March 2020
Died from the COVID-19 virus
Russell James Bryan III, 39, Minnesota
Casino security supervisor died of COVID-19 virus.
Penney Robertson, Ohio, April 2020
Died from Coronavirus
This brings the number of deceased to 132.
All of the victims came different walks of life, areas of the country and ranged from the age of 24-91.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement and private security officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to the requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is dedicated to providing meaningful and cost effective security training for security guards and protection officers.
We believe that education is a necessary and essential part of professional security training and the security officer’s background. IFPO serves individuals, security companies, and organizations that have their own private security staff. Our students and members benefit from the recognition and standing that the prestigious IFPO certification conveys.
International Foundation for Protection Officers Mission Statement
Mission Statement Part I.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.
Purpose: to make a positive difference in the quality of the participant’s job performance and elevate the professional status of students who partake of our learning opportunities.
Business: to supply committed security practitioners with a quality education to help achieve their highest potential and provide recognized accreditation for successful completion of educational goals.
Values: commitment, integrity, responsibility, and standards of excellence, provide the platform that supports our journey as we pursue our mission.
Commitment to Excellence: To be the recognized center of excellence and primary provider of education and training products and services to the security industry.
Mission Statement Part II.
“The International Foundation for Protection Officers is committed to the support and professional development of protection officers and supervisors. Through advocacy, promoting training standards, and providing accessible training, education and certification opportunities, we seek to enhance their professional standing as well as increase and diversify the value of the vital services they provide.”