On Friday, Deputy Shannon Bennett of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office
became one of the first and most recognized tragedies in the law enforcement community during the COVID-19 pandemic as local police and state officers try to find a balance between protecting their communities and keeping themselves healthy. According to one source of data, gathering and updating law enforcement fatalities
as a result of COVID-19, the latest reports were as follows:
- New York with four law enforcement fatalities per state
- California and Michigan with 3 law enforcement fatalities per state
- Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina, and Florida with 1 law enforcement fatality per state
A number of organizations aimed at protecting the benefits and well being of public safety officers have argued that within certain parameters, a COVID-19 fatality could be deemed a Line of Duty death, so long as their is a trail of documentation. Either way, the law enforcement community is feeling the gravity of this pandemic while still working to protect us from harm. If you know an officer of the law, send them an email or a text and let them know how much you appreciate the time they give to keep us safe.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a wrongful death, a personal injury, or a motor vehicle accident, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, Orange, Volusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.