(850) 656-9881

2020 Killed in the Line of Duty

Officer Paul Patrick Dunn

Lakeland Police Department

Police Officer Paul Dunn was killed in a motorcycle crash while en route to the police station on his department motorcycle. Officer Dunn is the 1st law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident this year and the first officer fatality from the state of Florida in 2020.

Read More Here

E.O.W. January 9, 2020

Master Trooper Joseph J. Bullock

Florida Highway Patrol

Trooper Joseph Bullock was shot and killed after attempting to assist a disabled motorist. As he approached the disabled vehicle, one of the occupants fatally shot Trooper Bullock. The suspect was then shot and killed by police. Trooper Bullock is the 6th law enforcement officer to be shot and killed this year and the second officer fatality from the state of Florida in 2020.

Read More Here

E.O.W. February 5, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Shannon Santo Bennett

Broward County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

 Deputy Bennett had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for 12 years and served as an SRO at Deerfield Beach Elementary School. He is survived by his fiance, mother, and brother.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

E.O.W. April 3, 2020

Sgt. Jose Antonio Diaz- Ayala

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Sergeant Jose Diaz-Ayala died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center.



Sergeant Diaz-Ayala had served with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He is survived by three daughters, two sisters, and parents. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

E.O.W. April 4, 2020

Officer Richard G. McCoy

United States Department of Homeland Security - Customs and Border Protection

Officer Richard McCoy died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Fort Lauderdale/Port Everglades Port of Entry in Florida.



Officer McCoy was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Customs and Border Protection - Office of Field of Operations and the former Immigration and Naturalization Service for 23 years. He was assigned to the Fort Lauderdale/Port Everglades Port of Entry. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

E.O.W. May 2, 2020

Wildlife Officer Julian L. Keen, Jr.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Wildlife Officer Julian Keen was shot and killed in Labelle when he attempted to stop a hit-and-run suspect while off duty.

 Hendry County deputies located Officer Keen's body after responding to reports of a shooting near the intersection of Nobles Road and Apache Circle. Three subjects were taken into custody.

 Officer Keen had served with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for six years.

E.O.W. June 14, 2020

Master Detention Deputy Lynn D. Jones

Lake County Sheriff's Office

Master Detention Deputy Lynn Jones died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure during an outbreak at the Lake County Jail at 441 W Main Street in Tavares. At the time of Deputy Jones' exposure, 18 staff members and over 100 inmates had tested positive.



Deputy Jones had served with the Lake County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

E.O.W. June 24, 2020

Master Detention Deputy Richard M. Barry

Lake County Sheriff's Office

Master Detention Deputy Rick Barry died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Lake County Detention Center in Tavares, Florida.



Deputy Barry was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Lake County Sheriff's Office for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and one child. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

E.O.W. July 16, 2020

Sergeant Corey Pendergrass

Lauderhill Police Department

Sergeant Corey Pendergrass died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty on June 13th, 2020.



Sergeant Pendergrass had served with the Lauderhill Police Department for 20 years and had previously served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and six children.



Sergeant Pendergrass was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

E.O.W. July 26, 2020

Correctional Officer Robert Wayne Rogers

Florida Department of Corrections
E.O.W. July 30, 2020

Correctional Officer Jairo Bravo

Miami-Dade County Guilford Knight Correctional Facility
E.O.W. July 31, 2020

Correctional Officer Joseph L. Foster

Florida Department of Corrections
E.O.W. August 3, 2020

Lieutenant Christopher Michael Cunningham, Sr

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Lieutenant Chris Cunningham died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a confirmed exposure while on duty.

Lieutenant Cunningham was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, five children, and three grandchildren.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

E.O.W. August 5, 2020

Correctional Officer Johnnie Brown, III

Florida Department of Corrections
E.O.W. August 10, 2020

Lieutenant Aldemar Rengifo, Jr.

Broward Sheriffs Office

Lieutenant Aldemar Rengifo died after contracting COVID-19 during an exposure while on duty.

Lieutenant Rengifo had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

E.O.W. August 16, 2020

Detention Deputy Charles Otis Pugh, ll

Santa Rosa County Sheriffs Office

Detention Deputy Charles Pugh died after contracting COVID-19 following a confirmed exposure in the Santa Rosa County Jail.

Deputy Pugh had served with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office for five years and had previously served with the Florida Department fo Corrections for one year. He is survived by his wife and two children.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

E.O.W. August 18, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Maurice Che’Valier Ford

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Maurice Ford died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmate at the West Detention Center at 38811 James Wheeler Way in Belle Glade.

Deputy Ford had served with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to the requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

E.O.W. August 27, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Angela Dinece Chavers

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sheriff Angela Chavers died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates Main Detention Center.

Deputy Chavers had served with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for 18 years and was assigned to the Inmate Management Division. She is survived by her son and niece, who she had custody of.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to the requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

E.O.W. September 12, 2020

Sergeant Eric John Twisdale

Clay County Sheriff's Office

E.O.W. September 16, 2020

Correctional Officer Terry Thompson, Jr.

Federal Bureau of Prison, FCC Coleman
E.O.W. September 2020

Officer Aubrey Travis Johnson, Jr.

Miami Police Department
E.O.W. October 1, 2020

Correctional Officer Londell Woodbury

Florida Department of Corrections
E.O.W. October 2, 2020

Correctional Officer Ginger Rea Eustice

Florida Department of Corrections
E.O.W. October 2, 2020

Officer Kenneth Dale Foley

Lakeland Police Department
E.O.W. December 4, 2020

K-9 Chance

Homestead Police Department
E.O.W. June 5, 2020

Memorial Service

Here at the Law Enforcement Memorial Monument we engrave their names upon the granite walls as a permanent reminder for all Floridians of the ultimate sacrifice of these brave heroes.

Roll Call Of Heroes

These brave men and women are America’s modern warriors, killed on the domestic battlefield in a never ending war on crime.

Media


Copyright © Florida State Lodge FOP
Website built and maintained by NEP Services