Deputy Jailer Jane Alice Ash

Deputy Jailer Jane Alice Ash

Effingham County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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Jane Alice Ash

Deputy Jailer Jane Ash died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an exposure while on duty at the Effingham County Jail.

Deputy Ash had served with the Effingham County Sheriff's Office for two years. She is survived by her son and grandchildren.

The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 4288

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 12, 2020

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Remembering you every day but especially this week while in D.C. You are thought of and missed greatly at ECSO.

Brian Barrs, Captain
Effingham County Sheriffs Office

May 12, 2022

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