Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Alexander Howell

Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Alexander Howell

Henry County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, January 3, 2021

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Nicholas Alexander Howell

Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Howell died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Deputy Howell had served in law enforcement for 13 years having served with the Henry County Sheriff's Department, Jenkins County Sheriff's Department, Georgia Southern Police Department, CCA Correction Facility, and the Department of Juvenile Justice. He is survived by his wife and six children.

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 36
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 757

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, December 18, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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My best friend, my big brother from another mother, my FTO at Jenkins County Sheriffs office. It’s almost been a year since you passed away. I still miss you bro each and everyday. My prayers still go out to your family and I know you are still with us in our hearts.

Investigator Jeren Fullmore
Pearson Police Department

December 26, 2021

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