Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch Saturday, September 4, 2021
Detective Tommy Breedlove died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Detective Breedlove had served with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office for 33 years. He is survived by his wife and seven 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.