Deputy Sheriff Willie Earl Hall

Deputy Sheriff Willie Earl Hall

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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Willie Earl Hall

Deputy Sheriff Willie Hall died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while assigned to the McCalla Substation at 5977 Eastern Valley Road in McCalla.

Deputy Hall had served with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office for two years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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 48
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 2833
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 4, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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He never said an unkind word. He never acted impulsively, or without thought or empathy.

Deputy Sheriff J. Reed
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (AL)

April 29, 2022

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