Kenosha County Sheriff's Department detective passes away at age 46

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department announced Tuesday, April 12, the death of one of their own. 

The department says 46-year-old Jeffrey Bliss was a 23-year veteran of the department. According to the Kenosha Police Department, while the investigation into Bliss' death is ongoing but it was not self-inflicted and there is no foul play suspected. 

Detective Bliss was a 24-year law enforcement veteran having served with the Village of Darien Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

According to the sheriff's department, detective Bliss was a valued member of the department and served in various roles since being appointed a Deputy Sheriff on September 29, 1998.

For the past 13 years, Bliss served as a general assignment detective and a member of the Fire Task Force having been promoted to Detective on April 5, 2009. He was also a 21-year member of the department Tactical Response Team (T.R.T.) serving as the lead trainer and team leader, an 18-year member of the department's Honor Guard, a 15-year member of the department’s Hazardous Device Squad (H.D.S.) having recently retired from being a Certified Bomb Technician, and Tactical Bomb Technician, and a three-year active member of the department's Drone Unit.

In December 2020 Detective Bliss received a Lifesaving Award for the administration of Narcan to a person who was displaying symptoms consistent with an opioid overdose and a Certificate of Merit for the creation and implementation of a new training program to teach new and veteran deputies vital skills in the area of investigations.

Detective Bliss was also an adjunct instructor for the Gateway Technical College Law Enforcement Academy.

Bliss is survived by his wife and son.

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