Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia
End of Watch Friday, September 3, 2021
Deputy Sheriff Jody Smith died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Deputy Smith served with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for eight years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter.
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.