Beloved Henry County deputy dies from COVID-19 complications

Beloved Henry County deputy dies from COVID-19 complications
Henry County Sheriff's Office says one of its beloved deputies has died.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is mourning a beloved deputy who died this week from COVID-19 complications.

Deputy Nicholas Howell died Sunday morning at Henry Piedmont Hospital, according to a statement posted on the office’s Facebook page.

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The sheriff’s office said Howell’s family is requesting privacy at this time. Arrangements will be announced when they are finalized.

“Please keep in your thoughts and prayers, Deputy Howell’s family, his friends and his Henry County Sheriff’s Office family,” the sheriff’s office said.

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of one of Henry County’s finest Sheriff’s Deputies....

Posted by Henry County GA Sheriff's Office on Sunday, January 3, 2021

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It has been a difficult week for law enforcement in Henry County. The Henry County Police Department announced one of its officers died on Dec 27. The department did not release his name or cause of death in respect for the family’s privacy.