Guilford County Deputy Dies From COVID-19

Guilford County Deputy Dies From COVID-19

10:48am Dec 14, 2020
Master Corporal Deputy Sheriff Norman Daye died on Saturday from COVID-19. Photo courtesy Guilford County Sheriff's Office.

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of its own. Master Corporal Deputy Sheriff Norman Daye passed away from complications related to COVID-19.

Daye died on Saturday at his home. He had recently been treated at an area hospital for COVID-19.

According to a news release, Daye was a 16-year veteran of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office and started his career in the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Daye was described as “a dedicated and loyal lawman who had a passion to serve his community” and someone who “defined public safety and patriotism.”

Tributes and condolences continue to populate the announcement on the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

This is the second death within the sheriff’s department related to COVID-19. Deputy LaKiya Rouse, who worked as a bailiff at the Guilford County Courthouse, died in October after contracting the disease.

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