Sergeant William Warren Gay

Sergeant William Warren Gay

Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, October 14, 2021

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William Warren Gay

Sergeant Bill Gay died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Sergeant Gay had served with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office for seven years and had previously served with the Macon Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and one stepchild.

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 46
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 0593

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 5, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I was just sifting through Facebook and came upon the Police Week page. Your wife posted pictures of your kids kissing the wall where your name is engraved. My heart sunk! ❤️.

Rest in peace.

Sergeant R B
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

May 14, 2023

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