Deputy Sheriff Vanessa Patience Mackey

Deputy Sheriff Vanessa Patience Mackey

Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Vanessa Patience Mackey

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

Deputy Sheriff Mackey had served with the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office for four years. She is survived by her husband, two sons, two daughters, five grandchildren, and mother.

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 59
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 22, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Deputy Sheriff Mackey,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

November 6, 2021

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