Lieutenant William “Mac” McMurtray, III of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office has passed away at the age of 48. Lt. McMurtray died of COVID-19. He had been with the Sheriff’s Office since January of 2008.
Lt. McMurtray graduated from Central Hinds Academy in 1992. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1992 until he was honorably discharged in May of 1996. The Lieutenant obtained his basic law enforcement certificate from Western Piedmont Community College in 2007 and earned a degree from Lees-McRae College in 2003.
He was married to Angela McMurtray. Together, they have three daughters.