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- Jan. 16, 2021 -

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Colleton County Sheriff's Office Patch
Resided: SC, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jan. 16, 2021
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 55 yrs. of age
Dept: Colleton County Sheriff's Office - SC
394 Mable T. Willis Blvd.  
Walterboro, SC   29488   USA
County: Colleton
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: K618
On The Job: 35 years
Bio: Detective Sergeant Edward John Marcurella, Jr. was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, son of Edward John Marcurella, Sr. and Judith Ann Morris Marcurella. Ed enlisted in the United States Army in 1983 and following his basic training, served until 1987 with the Army National Guard. After that time, he made the Low country of South Carolina his home. He was of the Roman Catholic Faith.

Sergeant Marcurella possessed a selflessness, integrity, and dedication to serve and protect his beloved community. He served with Hilton Head Fire Rescue, having been a fireman for seventeen years and paramedic for eight years. He then served with the Ridgeland Police Department prior to establishing his career in Walterboro.

In addition to being a detective with Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant Marcurella was a member and Co-Chairman of the Low country Human Trafficking Task Force for the Fourteenth District and was also an investigator for the Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children.

His awards, service, and accolades are extensive. He was a bomb specialist, and member of both the prestigious group known as the Special Weapons and Tactics Team and the Special Response Team. He made his work his life, but outside of this great devotion, he enjoyed the outdoors and hunting the American Whitetail Deer.

Survived by:
& seven children

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: SC   USA   Sat. Jan. 09, 2021
Summary: Sergeant Edward Marcurella died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an exposure while on duty.


COVID-19, a flu-like virus, originated in Wuhan, China. Worth a mention, the Chinese Government had a biological research facility in that very province. At this point, it was widely held that COVID-19 was a bat-coronavirus and the first case was discovered in Wuhan in Oct. 2019.

On Dec. 31, 2019, Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, with an unknown cause. Jan 7, 2020 Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).

Despite deaths and an entire Chinese Province(Hubei) quarantined by the Chinese Government, the World Health Organization(WHO) simply declares a global public-health emergency. Despite this serious understatement, on January 31st, President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks. Despite a large public outcry of racism, this move likely saved 1000's of American lives, it would later be deemed.

After a full blown global infection, and an entire country being declared on 'Lockdown'(Italy), on March 11th, WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. This same day, President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries. On Mar. 13th, a US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

On Mar. 23rd, New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US. On Mar. 31, more than 1/3 of humanity is under some form of lockdown. On Apr. 2nd, the world passes one million COVID-19 infections.

On April 7th, roughly 95% of all Americans are under lockdown, as 42 states issue stay-at-home orders. The entire American economy has ground to a halt. Congress passed laws awarding trillions in grants, loans and other types of assistance to the American working population and businesses.

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