Deputy Sheriff Donald Albert Poffenroth

Deputy Sheriff Donald Albert Poffenroth

Pershing County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Donald Albert Poffenroth

Deputy Sheriff Don Poffenroth died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Deputy Poffenroth had served with the Pershing County Sheriff's Office for 18 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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 106

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Donald Poffenroth. I am so very sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy Poffenroth will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

January 1, 2022

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