N.C. trooper dies after lengthy battle with COVID-19

N.C. trooper dies after lengthy battle with COVID-19
The N.C. State Highway Patrol says First Sergeant Timothy “Lee” Howell (A911) died after a “courageous, lengthy” battle with COVID-19. (Source: North Carolina State Highway Patrol)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WBTV) - A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper has died after a lengthy battle with COVID-19, officials say.

The N.C. State Highway Patrol says First Sergeant Timothy “Lee” Howell (A911) died after a “courageous, lengthy” battle with COVID-19.

FSG Howell died Thursday at UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill, and officials say he was supported by his loving family.

Officials say details related to a celebration of life ceremony will be forthcoming.

FSG Howell is survived by his mother, Mrs. Burma Howell, daughters, Mrs. Bailey Owens and Ms. Olivia Howell, brother, Mr. Lynn Howell and girlfriend, Ms. Krystal Westbrook.

“Please keep the entire Howell family and his Troop A, District 9 family in your continued thoughts and prayers,” Colonel Glenn M. McNeill, Jr. said.

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