St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida
End of Watch Friday, August 27, 2021
Police Officer Michael Weiskopf died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Officer Weiskopf had served with the St. Petersburg Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife.
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.