Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Washington
End of Watch Friday, December 11, 2020
Deputy Sheriff Jon Melvin died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.
Deputy Melvin had served with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office for 35 years. He is survived by his son, father, and sister.
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.