Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch Sunday, September 5, 2021
Deputy Sheriff Michael Neau died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Deputy Neau had served with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and six 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.