Corrections Deputy Willie Lois Dortch

Corrections Deputy Willie Lois Dortch

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, April 9, 2021

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Willie Lois Dortch

Corrections Deputy Willie Dortch died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while serving at Shelby County Jail at 201 Poplar Avenue in Memphis.

Deputy Dortch had served with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office for 24 years. She is survived by her two sons.

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 57
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 4242

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, April 5, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Corrections Deputy Dortch,

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

December 26, 2021

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