Lieutenant Terry Sampson

Lieutenant Terry Sampson

Durham County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, November 14, 2020

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Terry Sampson

Lieutenant Terry Sampson died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an exposure while on duty.

Lieutenant Sampson had served with the Durham County Sheriff's Office for 29 years.

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 60
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, November 2, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Lieutenant Sampson. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Durham County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 18, 2021

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