MONTGOMERY COUNTY, N.C. — The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office confirmed one of its deputies has died. Deputy Sypraseuth “Bud” Phouangphrachanh, 43, died from complications with the coronavirus, according to the department.
Deputy Phouangphrachanh died in the intensive care unit Tuesday night after being admitted to First-Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina on March 30, officials said. After experiencing allergy symptoms he sought outpatient care, later testing positive for COVID-19, the MSCO confirmed. Dept. Phouangphrachanh then began in-home self-isolation.