NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A detective who served the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department has passed away, the office announced Wednesday.
Detective Michael Godwin of Wilmington died Sunday, Feb. 27. After contracting Covid-19, he was admitted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he died.
Godwin served the department for nine years, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. He was a Wilmington native, graduated from New Hanover High School and completed an associate’s degree in computer science.
The 41-year-old also played guitar in the band Silver Judas and practiced martial arts. He was a first-degree black belt and educator for Shoshin Ryu Martial Arts.
Godwin’s full obituary can be found here.
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