Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, Florida
End of Watch Thursday, October 21, 2021
Corporal Miguel Rodriguez died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Florida Agricultural Checkpoint at 752300 Interstate 95 in Yulee.
Corporal Rodriguez had served with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services – Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement for over 15 years. He is survived by three daughters.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.