The community is morning the loss of a long-time Kenosha County Sheriff’s Detective. Jeffrey S. Bliss (46) of Kenosha passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. The cause of death is undetermined currently as the City of Kenosha Police Department completes its investigation.
Bliss has been with the Sheriff’s department for almost 24 years – hired in September of 1998. He was promoted to the rank of detective in 2009, holding that role in the department until his passing.
Detective Bliss 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 leaves behind a wife and a college-aged son.
Bliss also worked part-time for a Kenosha County area wedding venue where he worked security, but happily helped out wherever needed. This author photographed a wedding there this past fall and got a chance to talk with Bliss, who was very friendly and upbeat.
Bliss was known by colleagues as a “wonderful human being and Law Enforcement Officer”.
Friends and fellow officers shared the below image on social media Monday. Godspeed Detective Bliss.