Sergeant Corey Pendergrass died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty on June 13th, 2020.
Sergeant Pendergrass had served with the Lauderhill Police Department for 20 years and had previously served with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and six children.
Sergeant Pendergrass was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
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.