Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch Monday, August 23, 2021
Deputy Sheriff Christopher Broadhead died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Deputy Sheriff Broadhead served with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.
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.