Remembering James Cornacchia

On June 1, Officer James Cornacchia of the Georgia Tech Police Department lost his battle with Covid-19.
Officer James Cornacchia with Buzz

Officer James Cornacchia with Buzz

On June 1, Officer James Cornacchia of the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) lost his battle with Covid-19. He served the Georgia Tech community for nearly 20 years and most recently worked as part of the patrol unit.

GTPD shared the news on the department’s social media Thursday: “He was a loving father, husband, brother, son, and friend. Officer Cornacchia was a valued member of the Georgia Tech community and will be sorely missed.” Learn more about Officer James Cornacchia through a GoFundMe being organized by a fellow officer.

He was last on campus May 12 and did not develop symptoms within 48 hours of that day. Out of an abundance of caution, all GTPD officers have been tested for Covid-19. Each of those tests came back negative. Georgia Tech continues to strictly follow guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the governor’s task force.

Information for the Georgia Tech community related to the coronavirus outbreak, including health and well-being guidelines, can be found at health.gatech.edu.

Officer James Cornacchia
Officer James Cornacchia