Hamilton County Deputy Dies Of COVID-19

Feb 12, 2021

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.