Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina
End of Watch Saturday, January 16, 2021
Sergeant Edward Marcurella died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.
Sergeant Marcurella was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office for 11 years and had a total of 35 years of law enforcement service. He is survived by his wife, seven children, parents, and four siblings.
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.