Deputy Sheriff Donn G. Witt

Deputy Sheriff Donn G. Witt

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, September 25, 1983

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Donn G. Witt

Deputy Sheriff Donn Witt died after contracting hepatitis from a prisoner he was handling.

Deputy Witt was a United States Army veteran and had served with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, son, parents, and brother.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 309
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, prisoner custody

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Deputy Sheriff Witt,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served as a U.S. Army Military Policeman. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 25, 2023

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