Lieutenant Maybelle W. Hendricks

Lieutenant Maybelle W. Hendricks

Ridgeville Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, August 17, 2020

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Maybelle W. Hendricks

Lieutenant Maybelle Hendricks died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Lieutenant Hendricks had served in law enforcement for 39 years. Prior to serving with the Ridgeville Police Department, she had served with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, St. George Police Department, Summerville Police Department, and Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. She is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and six siblings.

Beginning 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 have died as a result of COVID-19, and continue to do so as the virus spreads across the United States.


  • Age 70
  • Tour 39 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19

communicable disease, COVID-19

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The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
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Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 10, 2020

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