Sergeant Barry Edwin Henderson

Sergeant Barry Edwin Henderson

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Barry Edwin Henderson

Sergeant Barry Henderson died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure while attending a training class at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex.

Deputy Henderson had served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for 23 years. He is survived by his wife and three 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 50
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge S6

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 31, 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 Lt. Frank J Corasaniti II
Baltimore City Fire Department

August 22, 2021

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