Green Cove Springs Police Department, Florida
End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Police Chief Derek Asdot died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Chief Asdot was a United States Army veteran. He had served as the Chief of Police for four years. Chief Asdot had served with the Green Cove Springs Police Department for almost 20 years and had previously served with the Duval County Schools Police Department. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.
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.