Deputy Sheriff Kietrell Pitts died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.
Deputy Pitts had served with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office for two years. He is survived by his mother.
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.