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, 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 50
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge S6

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 31, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

May 18, 2021

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