Pershing County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada
End of Watch Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Deputy Sheriff Don Poffenroth died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Deputy Poffenroth had served with the Pershing County Sheriff’s Office for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and three 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.