Detective at the NHC sheriff’s department dies of Covid-19
Detective at the NHC sheriff’s department dies of Covid-19

Detective at the NHC sheriff’s department dies of Covid-19

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – A detective who served the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department has passed away, the office said Wednesday.

Detective Michael Godwin of Wilmington died Sunday, February 27th. AAfter receiving Covid-19, he was admitted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he died.

Godwin served the department for nine years, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. He was a native of Wilmington, graduated from New Hanover High School and completed an associate degree in computer science.

The 41-year-old also played guitar in the band Silver Judas and practiced martial arts. He was a first-class black belt and a teacher of Shoshin Ryu martial arts.

Godwin’s full obituary can be found here.


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