Alto Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch Friday, October 8, 2021
Corporal Timothy Tanksley died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Corporal Tanksley had served with the Alto Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Dillard Police Department for four years. He is survived by his son.
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.