Hollywood Police Department, Florida
End of Watch Friday, July 2, 2021
Detective Jon Cooke died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Detective Cooke was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Hollywood Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his siblings.
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.