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Peoria County corrections officer dies from COVID-19. The jail is on outbreak status

Peoria County
Camron “Cam” Passie
Photo courtesy Peoria County Sheriff's Office
Camron “Cam” Passie

The Peoria County Jail is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, and complications from the virus have claimed the life of a 25-year-old corrections officer.

Sheriff Brian Asbell announced Sunday that Camron “Cam” Passie died earlier in the day from complications related to COVID-19. Asbell said Passie last worked on Thursday and was sent home after testing positive for the virus.

Asbell said Passie grew up in Brimfield and began working for the Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 31, 2018.

The sheriff said the county jail was placed on outbreak status last week due to multiple detainees and workers testing positive.

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