Darien Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch Saturday, September 11, 2021
Police Officer David Horton died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Officer Horton had served with the Darien Police Department and had previously served with the Long County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by 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.