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Hamilton County Deputy Dies Of COVID-19

Courtesy of Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
Deputy Donald Gilreath III

A Hamilton County sheriff's deputy has died of complications from COVID-19. Deputy Donald Gilreath III died Feb. 12.Gilreath joined the department April 7, 2005. He served as a jail service deputy during the pandemic, according to the sheriff's office.

"We mourn alongside Donald's family, friends, and brothers and sisters of the Sheriff's Office," the department says in a statement.

His family is requesting privacy.

It's unclear if Gilreath contracted the disease while on the job, though the department is calling it a line of duty death.