Master Deputy William Edward Marsh

Master Deputy William Edward Marsh

Rowan County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, October 10, 2021

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William Edward Marsh

Master Deputy William Marsh died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Master Deputy Marsh had served with the Rowan County Sheriff's Office for nine years and had previously served with the Cleveland Police Department for 11 years. Master Deputy Marsh is survived by his wife and child.

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 40
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 2658

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, September 24, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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Rest in peace Billy. Billy and I were close childhood friends we grew up in the same neighborhood together we rode the school bus together and spent countless hours together. I knew his family well and they always treated like me family. You were a great service to our communication. It breaks me down to my core having to see you go so soon. I pray for your wife and little girl. I know you will be looking over and protecting up above. I Love You Brother!

Michael Manuel Civilian
Childhood Friend

October 30, 2021

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