Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee
End of Watch Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Corrections Deputy Lakiesha Tucker died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Shelby County Jail at 201 Poplar Avenue in Memphis.
Deputy Tucker had served with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years. She is survived by her daughter, mother and brother.
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.