We regret to report the loss of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department: Sgt. Doug King passed away, August 23 2021 from complications connected to COVID-19.

He served with the LVMPD for 17 years.

He leaves behind his wife, three daughters, and extended family. He was 36 years old. 

All of us at MCSA send our deepest condolences to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Texas, the surrounding communities, the family, and the friends of Deputy Sheriff Shaun Waters who died August 1, 2021 from complications of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you about the line-of-duty death of Deputy Sheriff Christopher Broadhead (of Polk County, FL.), who was stricken with COVID-19 and has been in the hospital for several weeks. He succumbed to the illness earlier today, August 23, 2021.

Shelby County’s Deputy Sheriff Ray McCrary 52, passed away on July 20, 2021. Deputy McCrary began his career with the SCSO in April of 1997 and served in the Civil/Levy Unit since April of 2012. He was a husband, father, grandfather, and a great friend to all in the Civil/Levy Unit. Please keep Deputy Ray McCrary and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

It is with great sadness that we share 33-year-old Denver Sheriff Deputy Daniel “Duke” Trujillo passed away May 26, 2021 from COVID-19 complications. Trujillo served for 7 years as a Deputy Sheriff and was assigned to the Downtown Detention Center and also served in the Marine Corps.

It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the death of Denver Sheriff Deputy James Herrera, who passed away May 16, 2021 from COVID-19 with his immediate family by his side. Herrera was a 25-year veteran of the DSD and was assigned to the Downtown Detention Center.

Adrian Blakely Phenizy

We are saddened to announce the death of Adrian Blakely Phenizy who was a Data Control Specialist at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (Wisc.). Adrian joined the Sheriff’s Department in early 1998 and “was a shining light in the Records Department,” said her supervisor Sergeant Catherine Smith.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of Deputy Alexander Gwosdz, who died from COVID-19 complications. He was a 9-year agency veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Our hearts, prayers, and condolences go out to his grieving family, loved ones, and colleagues.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) is mourning the death of Sgt. Shane Owens, who passed away March 28, 2021 following a battle with COVID-19. He served for nearly 30 years in BSO’s Department of Detention.

Chaplain Terry Barrett

We are saddened to announce the death of Chaplain Terry Barrett, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s first line-of-duty death due to COVID-19. For more information click here

Our thoughts are with the members of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office on the loss of their colleague, Maria Franco. Click here for a special message from Sheriff Youngblood.

Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Frederick "Butch" Cameron

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of Deputy Sgt. Frederick “Butch” Cameron who died in the line of duty due to COVID-19 on January 12, 2021. Click here for more information.

This page seeks to honor the memories of the those lost to Coronavirus (COVID-19) who were members of the Major County Sheriffs of America.