Wife: Prison guard who survived leukemia dies of COVID-19
May 13, 2020
LANSING, Kan. (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people at the largest prison in Kansas has claimed the life of an employee — the first staff member at the facility to be killed by the virus, the state Corrections Department said Tuesday.
Three inmates from the Lansing Correctional Facility already had died of the virus before the employee succumbed Monday, department spokeswoman Rebecca Witte said.
She provided no details, but relatives identified the man as 61-year-old George "Bernie" Robare, a former Marine and longtime Corrections Department guard.