Waverly Police Department, Tennessee
End of Watch Sunday, September 26, 2021
Police Officer Gregory Triplett died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during the department’s response to a flood that killed 20 people.
Officer Triplett had served with the Waverly Police Department for 26 years. He is survived by his wife and five 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.