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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While it is always a tragedy to see fine officers go down in the line, it is especially sad to learn that a fellow "Tar Heel" has passed. North Carolina is justifiably proud of our thin "Grey Line" and the Troopers of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. I have worked with them in my younger days and know of their integrity first hand. The loss of this fine man is something which we can ill afford. Our prayers go out to our Merciful Lord for this Trooper and for his family. May the Lord grant them the grace to bear their sorrow in the knowledge that they shall see their Trooper again standing beside the throne of our God and proudly wearing the immaculate grey uniform that was his pride in this life. Rest well, Top!

Dr. Jerry Leonard
Special Agent-in-Charge [Retired] US DOD ACI [ Counterintelligence ]

July 1, 2021

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