Five-year-old son of Whitfield County deputy dies of COVID-19

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Wyatt Gibson, a 5-year-old boy from Murray County, Georgia, and the son of a Whitfield County sheriff's deputy, died Friday after complications from COVID-19.

Lt. Wes Gibson and his wife, Alexis, mourned their loss in a Facebook post on Sunday.

"I have lost my best friend," Gibson wrote. "Wyatt was nothing [but] joy and happiness. We loved having fun and going on adventures together. He loved his momma and his sister so very much, and he was always looking for ways to help. In a way I know that you're still here, but I miss you so damn much! I wish this was one adventure that you did not start "

Juan Martinez, a fellow employee at the Whitfeld County Sheriff's Office, called Gibson "a dedicated public servant of Whitfield County that truly cares about our community.