Deputy Sheriff Steve Bobbitt

Deputy Sheriff Steve Bobbitt

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, February 3, 2022

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Steve Bobbitt

Deputy Sheriff Steve Bobbitt died as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Deputy Bobbitt had served with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and one granddaughter.

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.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge D43

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, December 27, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office offers our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of Deputy Steve Bobbitt.

~Sheriff Brad Swain, deputies & staff

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

April 13, 2022

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