COLLINSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A DeKalb County Lieutenant has died from COVID-19 complications, according to the Collinsville Police Department.
Lieutenant Jeff Bain contracted COVID-19 and died from complications of the virus on the night of January 3.
Officials with the department made the announcement on Facebook today, giving their condolences to their friend and colleague of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.
Lt. Bain was in law enforcement for over 30 years, and for over 19 of those, he proudly served with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
A release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office explained how deputies saw Bain as a dedicated and loyal Deputy who had a passion to serve his community
DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden was one of many to express what he thought of Lt. Bain.
“I definitely don’t know where to begin and don’t have the words! My heart hurts, everyone’s heart hurts at DCSO right now. We lost a true patriot!” Sheriff Welden said. “Lt. Bain was the guy everyone looked up to and looked for when they needed answers and help. I’ve known him for at least 21 years, and considered him one of the greatest friends I’ve ever been blessed to know. But we weren’t just friends or co-workers, we were family!”
Welden continued by saying, “There’s going to be tough grieving days ahead, and we will never get over this, but as a family we can help each other get through it!! I ask that you please keep the family in your prayers as well as our DCSO family.”
Bain was recently promoted to Senior Lieutenant in May of 2020.