Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia
End of Watch Monday, August 30, 2021
Captain Mike Stokes died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Captain Stokes was a Unites States Air Force veteran and had served with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, and five 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.