Lieutenant Chris Cunningham died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a confirmed exposure while on duty.
Lieutenant Cunningham was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, five children, and three grandchildren.
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.