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Wayne County Sheriff's Commander Donafay Collins dies of COVID-19

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Posted at 8:00 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 20:07:59-04

(WXYZ) — The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says a member of the command staff has died of the coronavirus.

Commander Donafay Collins died on Wednesday at the age of 63. He was a member of the Sheriff's Office for almost 30 years.

Collins leaves behind a wife and 4 children.

Collins had also worked as a DJ on 92.3 FM, retiring from that job in March 2019.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says they have 18 employees who have tested positive for COVID-19.

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