Senior Detention Officer Alexander Reginald Pettiway, Jr.

Senior Detention Officer Alexander Reginald Pettiway, Jr.

Durham County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, April 24, 2020

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Alexander Reginald Pettiway, Jr.

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.

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.

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 for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always and may God Bless your family and loved ones always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 24, 2021

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