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LA Dept. of Corrections Patch
Resided: Prospect LA, USA
Born: Jul. 23, 1953  
Fallen: Apr. 20, 2020
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 66 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Louisiana Dept. of Public Safety & Corrections
PO Box 94304  
Baton Rouge, LA   70804   USA
(225)342-6740
County: East Baton Rouge
Dept. Type: State/Corrections
Hero's Rank: Warden
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 24 years
Bio: Wilmot McCain passed away at Rapides Regional Medical Center. Born in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Sandy was an Eagle Scout who graduated with a BS degree from Northwestern State University in 1977. He worked in the private sector following graduation until 1996, when he accepted the position of Administrative Director at Work Training Facility North until promoted to Deputy Warden at J. Levy Dabadie Correctional Center in 2002. He later promoted to Warden at J. Levy Dabadie Correctional Center until its closure in 2012. At that time, he accepted the role of Assistant Warden at Raymond Laborde Correctional Center, and in 2014 was promoted to Warden at B. B. Rayburn Correctional Center in Angie, LA. He then returned to Raymond Laborde Correctional Center as Warden in 2016 and served there until his recent retirement. Sandy was a Lifetime Ambassador for the United States Jaycees.

Sandy was instantly respected by all who had the fortune to meet him. Those who had the opportunity to work closely with him will forever respect his work ethic and commitment to the Department of Corrections. He was also a man with strong faith, having served as a deacon at New Prospect Baptist Church where he was a member for 36 years.

Sandy also lived with a loving commitment to his family.

Survived by:
Wife
& two sons

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: LA   USA
Summary: Warden Sandy McCain died after contracting COVID-19 through a confirmed exposure while on duty at the Raymond Laborde Correctional Center.

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COVID-19, a flu-like virus, originated in Wuhan, China. Worth a mention, the Chinese Government, had a biological research facility in that very province. At this point, it was widely held that COVID-19 was a bat-coronavirus and the first case was discovered in Wuhan in Oct. 2019.

On Dec. 31, 2019, Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, with an unknown cause. Jan 7, 2020 Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).

Despite deaths and an entire Chinese Province(Hubei) quarantined by the Chinese Government, the World Health Organization(WHO) simply declares a global public-health emergency. Despite this serious understatement, on January 31st, President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks. Despite a large public outcry of racism, this move likely saved 1000's of American lives, it would later be deemed.

After a full blown global infection, and an entire country being declared on 'Lockdown'(Italy), on March 11th, WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. This same day, President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries. On Mar. 13th, a US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

On Mar. 23rd, New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US. On Mar. 31, more than 1/3 of humanity is under some form of lockdown. On Apr. 2nd, the world passes one million COVID-19 infections.

On April 7th, roughly 95% of all Americans are under lockdown, as 42 states issue stay-at-home orders. The entire American economy has ground to a halt. Congress passed laws awarding trillions in grants, loans and other types of assistance to the American working population and businesses.

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