Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee
End of Watch Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Deputy Sheriff Ray McCrary died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty.
Deputy McCrary had served with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office for 24 years and was assigned to the Civil/Levy Division. He is survived by his wife, two children, and one grandson.
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.