Police Officer Jerry Steven Hemphill

Police Officer Jerry Steven Hemphill

Lanier Technical College Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Jerry Steven Hemphill

Police Officer Steve Hemphill died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty while providing support at a health screening checkpoint at the main campus in Gainesville, Georgia.

Officer Hemphill had served with the Lanier Technical College Police Department for three years. He had previously served with the Gainesville Police Department for 20 years, the Hall County Sheriff's Office for two years, and the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office for 11 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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 59
  • Tour 38 years
  • Badge 106

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 23, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

May 27, 2021

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