FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – Terrance Bateman made an impact in his lifetime.
“He was simply loved,” the sheriff’s office wrote in the post.
Deputy Bateman passed away Saturday.
The staff at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s lined the hallway in a show of respect after he passed.
“Deputy Bateman was a true public servant,” the post noted.
He worked at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division for 25 years.
“We will follow your example. We will never forget.”
The FCSO Peer Assistance Team is raising funds for Deputy Bateman’s family in a GoFundMe account.
They say he contracted COVID-19 while performing his duties “protecting the citizens of Franklin County, Ohio.”