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.


The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 600 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.

Bio

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Incident Details

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

communicable disease, COVID-19

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1st Sgt. Howell,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of North Carolina. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 7, 2022

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