Griffin Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Sergeant Todd Thomas died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Sergeant Thomas was a United States Air Force veteran. He had served with the Griffin Police Department for 22 years. Sergeant Thomas 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.