Funeral for George County deputy who passed away from COVID-19

Family, friends, and colleagues all gathered at Agricola Baptist Church in Lucedale to say their final goodbyes to Deputy Bobby Daffin.

Thirty-seven-year-old Bobby Daffin passed away on August 12th after losing his battle to COVID-19. Bobby had been in law enforcement for 14 years, beginning his career as a correctional officer and most recently acting in the capacity of deputy for the George County Sheriff’s Office and narcotics agent for the Southeast Mississippi Narcotics Task Force.

He was a loving and devoted father. When Daffin was not out serving his community, he enjoyed hunting. Doug Adams with the George County Sheriff’s Office said, “It is a tremendous shame that Bobby has left us at the age of 37 and his daughter will hopefully know down the road just how proud the citizens of George County was and the sheriff’s department is of him. What an outstanding gentleman, cop, and father that he actually was. He leaves a big hole in the hearts of the law enforcement community in George, Greene, and Jackson counties.”

George County Sheriff Keith Havard said, “Bobby was one of the hardest working guys that we had at our department, very good at his job. Wonderful father to his daughter and loved his family a lot. He was an avid hunter and just a good all-around employee for the George County Sheriff’s Office.”

Daffin leaves behind his six-year-old daughter and parents Lisa Ware and Bobby Daffin Sr.

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