Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina
End of Watch Monday, August 16, 2021
Deputy Sheriff Dennis Dixon died as the result of contracting COVID-19 while he was assigned to the Child Support Enforcement Unit. He was required to visit residents throughout Catawba County and at the Catawba County Detention Facility.
Deputy Dixon had served with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office for 34 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and four 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.