Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio
End of Watch Sunday, September 12, 2021
Deputy Sheriff Robert Mills died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Deputy Mills had served with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.
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.