DeSoto County corrections officer dies from COVID-19, official says

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — A correctional officer with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department has died after battling COVID-19.

DCSD confirmed in a Facebook post that Sgt. John Davis passed away Monday.

Davis worked for DCSD for seven years, beginning in September 2014.

He rose to the rank of Sergeant, and was loved and respected by many, according to the post.

Coworkers said Davis was quiet, but kind, caring and loving, and always there to help anyone in need.

The Department said he will be missed.