Overton County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee
End of Watch Friday, September 3, 2021
Detective Sergeant Derek Sidwell died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Sergeant Sidwell served with the Overton County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
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.