Deputy Sheriff John R. King

Deputy Sheriff John R. King

Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Friday, October 8, 2021

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John R. King

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

Deputy King was a United States Army veteran and had only served with the Lyon County Sheriff's Office for three months. He had previously served with the Ceres Police Department, South Lake Police Department, Susanville Police Department in California and and Nevada Highway Patrol. He is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, and two granddaughters.

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
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  • Military Veteran

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 John King. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy King on behalf of the people of this nation will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

January 1, 2022

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