Sources: Island’s 108th COVID-related fatality is a Department of Corrections officer 

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DOC Adult Correctional Facility Mangilao (PNC file photo)

PNC News has learned from several sources that the island’s 108th COVID-related fatality was a DOC officer named Glenn Martinez.

The death was reported by the Joint Information Center Wednesday morning. The JIC says it was notified that Guam’s 108th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) at approximately 6:50 p.m Tuesday night.

The release says the patient was a 48-year-old male with underlying conditions that were further compounded by COVID-19. He tested positive on November 21 and was admitted to USNH on November 24, 2020.

The JIC did not confirm that the deceased was a DOC officer, however many have taken to social media to mourn Martinez’ passing.

Sources say he was “a good dedicated career officer.”

PNC News has calls out to the Department of Corrections for confirmation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.