Community Supervision Officer III Michael Scott Howard

Community Supervision Officer III Michael Scott Howard

Georgia Department of Community Supervision, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, September 10, 2021

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Michael Scott Howard

Community Supervision Officer Michael Howard died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Howard had served with the Georgia Department of Community Supervision for 33 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, six grandchildren, his mother, two sisters, a niece, and a nephew.

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 33 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I did not know that you had been listed here. I believe it is a great honor. Having known you as a public servant, a man, and a friend, I can say without a doubt Heaven's gain was certainly a great loss to the world. Rest easy my friend, we will see each other again!

Lieutenant Michael Hewett
Alma Police Department

November 5, 2023

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