Corporal Avery Hillman died as a result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at Crisp Regional Hospital.
Corporal Hillman was a veteran of the Georgia National Guard. He had served with the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years and was assigned to the Hospital Division.
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.