Sergeant William Jeffery Yancey

Sergeant William Jeffery Yancey

Lake City Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, September 2, 2021

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William Jeffery Yancey

Sergeant William Yancy died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Sergeant Yancy had served on the Lake City Police Department for 37 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, and two grandchildren.

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 57
  • Tour 37 years
  • Badge 2211

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, August 9, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

September 22, 2021

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