Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee
End of Watch Monday, September 27, 2021
Sergeant Joshua Stewart died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while at training at 303 Henderson Chapel Road, Pigeon Forge.
Sergeant Stewart had served with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and 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.