In Memory of Gilbert Polanco

CA Department of Corrections

Gilbert Polanco

California Department of Corrections Sergeant Gilbert Polanco, 55, died August 9th after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at San Quentin State Prison.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

Sergeant Polanco was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 34 years.

He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.