End of Watch: 12/11/2020
Agency: Grant County Sheriff’s Office
County: Grant County
Deputy Sheriff Jon Melvin died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure while on duty.
Deputy Melvin had served with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office for 35 years. He is survived by his son, father, and sister.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.