Deputy Sheriff Joshua J. Welge

Deputy Sheriff Joshua J. Welge

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, October 21, 2021

Add to My Heroes

Joshua J. Welge

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Welge died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Deputy Welge had served with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office for 16 years and had previously served with the Venice Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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 43
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 2436

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 12, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

Contact

You must have an ODMP account to view agency contact information.

Click here to log in or create a free account.

Most Recent Reflection

View all 45 Reflections

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

December 3, 2021

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.