A group in South Carolina is mourning the lack of one in every of their very own. Sgt. Mikkos Newman, 38, of the Lee County Sheriff’s Workplace died after a 2-week battle with coronavirus.

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In accordance with experiences, Newman started feeling sick round Memorial Day. He took a check and inside days he realized he examined optimistic for the virus.

“Two days later he known as me, he mentioned, ‘Sheriff, they mentioned I acquired the coronavirus’ and I mentioned, ‘okay Mikkos. You’re taking it simple and we’re going to be right here with you,’” Sheriff Daniel Simon mentioned.

But it surely wasn’t lengthy till Newman contacted Simon once more and expressed his worry.

“Sheriff, I’m scared.”

Newman was hospitalized with all of the signs we now have now come to affiliate with coronavirus, chills, fever, and lack of style and odor.

Sadly, two weeks after the 38-year-old turned sick, he died. He had no identified underlying well being situations.

“My cellphone ring that morning. It was his mom and mentioned Sheriff he didn’t make it and it knocked the daylight out of me,” Simon mentioned. “He was like a son to me and it harm.”

The Lee County Sheriff’s Workplace arrange a memorial to honor Newman, who was not solely an worker for eight years, however a father, brother, son, and pal.

“Mikkos was bigger than life, stuffed with laughter and sort to everybody,” Simon mentioned.

“I misplaced a worthwhile worker, however not solely a worthwhile worker, I contemplate myself, I misplaced a member of the family that I’ll by no means see once more.”

Relaxation in peace, Sgt. Mikkos Newman, and thanks in your service.

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