Deputy Sheriff Darrell Lamar Henderson

Deputy Sheriff Darrell Lamar Henderson

Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, September 11, 2021

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Darrell Lamar Henderson

Deputy Sheriff Darrell Henderson died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the county jail, 201 E. McArthur Street, Corunna.

Deputy Henderson had served with the Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office for two years. He is survived by his wife and son.

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 900 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.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 2376

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 25, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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It’s been just about a year since you left us my friend. Your smile and wonderful personality has truly been missed! Thoughts and prayers to your family and friends as I know all of us here at SCSO miss you my friend. We will take the watch from here brother. RIP Hero.

Deputy Charles J. Duffield #253
Shiawassee Co Sheriff’s Office

August 3, 2022

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