First Sergeant Timothy Lee Howell

First Sergeant Timothy Lee Howell

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, January 7, 2021

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Timothy Lee Howell

First Sergeant Lee Howell died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Sergeant Howell was assigned to Troop A, District 9. He is survived by his daughters, mother, and brother.

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.


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Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, December 1, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I would like to extend my condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Sgt. Howell. I am truly sorry for your loss. I appreciate the heroes who continued to serve and protect while many of us stayed sheltered in our homes. Sgt. Howell’s service and sacrifice for the people of North Carolina will be remembered. I will keep you in my prayers.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

May 5, 2021

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