Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch Monday, August 16, 2021
Detective Ray Williamson died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Detective Williamson served with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office for over 14 years. He is survived by his wife and 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.