Deputy Sheriff Jane Ash died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an exposure while on duty at the Effingham County Jail.
Deputy Ash had served with the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office for two years. She is survived by her son and grandchildren.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.