Richmond County deputy passes away from COVID-19

Corporal Gregory Campbell
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Published: Sep. 18, 2021 at 4:29 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - In a recent wave of first responders being affected by COVID-19, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office recorded its second line-of-duty death attributed to coronavirus.

The agency says Cpl. Gregory Campbell passed away due to complications of COVID-19.

The department says Campbell was a dedicated member of the agency for 14 years. He was hired in March of 2007 and promoted to corporal in April 2021 and assigned to the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.

In a statement, the agency said:

“On behalf of Sheriff Roundtree and the entire Sheriff’s Office, we offer our prayers and condolences to the family of Cpl. Campbell. We want to remind all of our employees and the public to continue to wash your hands, wear a mask, and practice social distancing to help prevent the spread of this virus which has taken another life of one of our own.”

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