North Augusta Department of Public Safety, South Carolina
End of Watch Monday, August 30, 2021
Public Safety Officer Dustin Beasley died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Public Safety Officer Beasley had served with the North Augusta Department of Public Safety for eight years. He 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.