Captain Mike Garigan died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure at the Gordon County Jail.
Captain Garigan had served with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years and served as the commander of the Gordon County Jail. He is survived by his wife, three children, four grandchildren, and parents.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.