Lieutenant Maybelle Hendricks died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
Lieutenant Hendricks had served in law enforcement for 39 years. Prior to serving with the Ridgeville Police Department, she had served with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, St. George Police Department, Summerville Police Department, and Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. She is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and six siblings.
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.