Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Deputy First Class William Diaz died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Deputy Diaz had served with Lee County Sheriff’s Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and one child.
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.