Greene County announces deputy’s death due to COVID-19 complications

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Greene County announces deputy’s death due to COVID-19 complications

Greene County Sheriff’s Office announced that one of its detention officers died Sunday.

Dwight Willis died due to COVID-19 complications, according to a post on Greene County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

“Dwight has served GCSO for the past 19 years and he will be greatly missed,” the post stated. “We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

On Friday, there were 215 coronavirus patients at Cox and Mercy in Springfield, up from 177 a week ago, and 102 of those people were from Greene County, according to the health department’s dashboard.

Sara Karnes is a breaking news reporter with the Springfield News-Leader. Got a story to tell? Email her at skarnes@springfi.gannett.com.

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