North Carolina Department of Public Safety – Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, North Carolina
End of Watch Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Correctional Lieutenant II Dennis Boykin died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while serving at the Nash Correctional Institution at 2869 US 64 in Nashville.
Correctional Lieutenant II Boykin had served with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety – Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice for over 18 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
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.