Investigator Richard Wendell Humphrey

Investigator Richard Wendell Humphrey

Baldwin County District Attorney's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, September 3, 2021

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Richard Wendell Humphrey

Investigator Richard Humphrey died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Investigator Humphrey had served with the Baldwin County District Attorney's Office for four years. He had over 27 years in law enforcement, having previously served with the Madison County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee as well as the Foley Police Department and Bay Minnette Police Department in Alabama. He is survived by his son, daughter, ten grandchildren, his parents, one brother, and two sisters.

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 63
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge D102

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 5, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of Investigator Richard Humphrey.
May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

November 17, 2021

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