Constable Cecil Nunley

Constable Cecil Nunley

Sequatchie County Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, January 2, 2021

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Cecil Nunley

Constable Cecil Nunley died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Constable Nunley had served with the Sequatchie County District 7 Constable's Office for 16 years. He is survived by his two daughters, four granddaughters, and one grandson.


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.

Bio

  • Age 69
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 638

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 20, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in peace Constable Nunley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 6, 2022

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