Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas
End of Watch Thursday, August 5, 2021
Deputy Sheriff James Morgan died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
Deputy Morgan had served with the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office for nine years. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, and two granddaughters.
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.