Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado
End of Watch Friday, December 3, 2021
Deputy Sheriff Clay Livingston died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Deputy Livingston was a United States Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office for two years and was assigned to the Patrol Division. He is survived by his wife and two young 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.