Senior Detention Officer Alexander Pettiway

Senior Detention Officer Alexander Pettiway

Durham County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, April 25, 2020

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Alexander Pettiway

Senior Detention Officer Alexander Pettiway died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak at the Durham County Detention Center.

Officer Pettiway had served with the Durham County Sheriff's Office for 23 years. He is survived by his brother and sister.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

Bio

  • Age 55
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, April 13, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank you Senior Detention Officer Pettiway for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of North Carolina. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

July 4, 2020

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