Captain Michael J. Stokes

Captain Michael J. Stokes

Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, August 30, 2021

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Michael J. Stokes

Captain Mike Stokes died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Captain Stokes was a Unites States Air Force veteran and had served with the Houston County Sheriff's Office for 32 years. He is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, and five 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 33 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19


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I would like to take the time to Thank each and everyone of you for your kind words. Captain Mike Stokes was not only a hero and a great influence to many that wore the badge but he was my Daddy, he was my Hero. My Dad stood tall, was proud and he didn’t demand attention when he walked into a room but he got the attention.

As far back as I can remember I wanted to be a Law Enforcement Officer and service just like my parents did. The day I graduated from mandate my Dad handed me my certificates. In that moment I could see how proud of me he was, and I continue try to make him proud.

For those that didn’t know Captain Stokes, he walked closely in his faith, and for that there is no doubt in my mind he is walking those streets of gold. God chose the best to add to his army!

Rest easy Daddy, you had big shoes to fill but because you taught us the way you did we can take it from here.

Corporal Brittany Greene
Cochran Police Department

October 9, 2021

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