Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch Thursday, August 12, 2021
Correctional Deputy Andy Nowak died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Correctional Deputy Nowak was a United States Marine Corps and Army veteran. He had served with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office for 19 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, and two 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.