Vidalia Police Department • Line of Duty Death: April 1, 2020
Police Officer Kejuane Bates died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Officer Bates, 36, lived in Vidalia where he worked as a police officer, serving as a DARE officer and school resources officer. Bates also pastored the Forest Aid Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife and daughter.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation provided the family a mortgage-free home in 2021.