DeKalb County deputy dies of COVID-19

DeKalb County deputy dies of COVID-19
Deputy Mickey Bowen (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - The DeKalb County community is mourning the loss of a local Sheriff’s Office deputy this week.

Mickey Jay Bowen, 49 of Crossville, died on October 27 due to COVID-19 complications, according to Chief Deputy Brad Gregg. Bowen worked at the Sheriff’s Office for 21 years both in the Detention Center and most recently as a transport deputy.

Recently, Bowen was promoted to Chief Executive Assistant in the Detention Center.

Bowen’s funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on October 30th. The service will be at Crossville Memorial Chapel with the burial to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Bowen leaves behind his wife and two daughters.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of Deputy Bowen’s Passing:

“Dealing with the pandemic these last few months has made our jobs more difficult, but losing such a beloved member of our team really hits hard.”

“Mickey always had a way of making us laugh and brightening our day. He was always there for his co-workers, and was just a great human being to be around. To us, it’s like losing a close family member,” he said. “We’d like to ask the public to keep us and Mickey’s family in their prayers.”

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mickey Jay Bowen please click here to visit the Crossville Sympathy Store.

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