Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida
End of Watch Saturday, August 14, 2021
Police Officer Jennifer Sepot died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Officer Sepot had served with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department for four years. She is survived by her husband, who is also a police officer, and her 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.