Lake City Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch Thursday, September 2, 2021
Sergeant William Yancy died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Sergeant Yancy had served on the Lake City Police Department for 37 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, and two grandchildren.
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.