Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
Deputy Bennett had served with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years and served as an SRO at Deerfield Beach Elementary School. He is survived by his fiance, mother, and brother.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.