Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia
End of Watch Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Captain Joe Manning died as the result of contracting COVID-19 while he was assigned to the Wayne County Jail at 1892 S Macon Street.
Captain Manning served with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office for over 31 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, and eight grandchildren.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.