Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina
End of Watch Sunday, October 10, 2021
Master Deputy William Marsh died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Master Deputy Marsh had served with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office for nine years and had previously served with the Cleveland Police Department for 11 years. Master Deputy Marsh is survived by his wife and child.
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.