Clerk at Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office Dies of COVID

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of their own. Pistol Permit Clerk, Melissa Wilkerson passed away due to COVID-19.

Melissa served the citizens of DeKalb County for almost 33 years while working at the Sheriff’s Office. She not only brightened the day of any citizen that came into the office, but also frequently checked on the well-being of deputies and co-workers.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: As I try and search for the right thing to say, I can only think of the wonderful memories left behind to hold onto and to keep us pushing ahead in the days, weeks, months and years to come.”

“We are a true family here; we have grown so close in the last few years and been through so much together as a family. We have experienced too much loss at DCSO, and it’s not easy!  We have to just cry out to God to help get through it because we will never get over it.  We have to put our faith in the Lord’s will and just look forward to the day we are reunited with our sweet Melissa,” said Sheriff Welden. “Please pray for her family and our office that loved her so dear.”  

“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.