Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas
End of Watch Monday, September 13, 2021
Lieutenant James Guynes died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Lieutenant Guynes had served with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department for 26 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, grandchild, three brothers and one sister.
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.