Previously Vaccinated Sheriff Found Dead, Delta Variant Considered Cause
Mississippi’s Hinds County Sheriff Lee Vance was found dead in his home this past Wed after previously being fully vaccinated against COVID. The cause of his death is being considered COVID-related after the Delta variant of the virus crashed into the county where Vance lived and worked.
He tested positive for the virus around July 22 after being previously vaccinated and was isolated in his home as a result. He was even talking about returning to work. Unfortunately, he was found dead this past Wed after someone in the home or who was doing a welfare check on him found him unresponsive.
The facility where he worked is believed to be the place where he came in contact with the Delta variant.
The Raymond Detention Center and Work Center, which the sheriff’s office oversaw had 60 detainees and 14 staff members test positive for the virus as well, according to the Clarion ledger
At 11:12 AM, AMR responded to the residence of Hinds County Sheriff Lee D. Vance regarding a medical emergency. Sheriff Vance was non-responsive when medical personnel arrived and pronounced deceased. The Coroner has been dispatched to the residence.
— Hinds County Sheriff’s Office (@CountyHinds) August 4, 2021