Lieutenant William Oscar McMurtray, III

Lieutenant William Oscar McMurtray, III

Burke County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, October 11, 2021

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William Oscar McMurtray, III

Lieutenant Mac McMurtray died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Lieutenant McMurtray was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Burke County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

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.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 160
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, August 27, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and grateful nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

November 12, 2021

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