Deputy Sheriff Steven Dutton died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty.
Deputy Dutton was a U.S. Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, three children, and 10 grandchildren.
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.