Deputy Sheriff LaKiya Louise Rouse

Deputy Sheriff LaKiya Louise Rouse

Guilford County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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LaKiya Louise Rouse

Deputy Sheriff LaKiya Rouse died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty at the Guilford County Courthouse.

Deputy Rouse had served with the Guilford County Sheriff's Office for 10 months. She was survived by her parents, sister, and brother.

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.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 842

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, October 19, 2020

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

January 27, 2021

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