Sergeant James LaRue died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty at the Seminole County Jail.
Sergeant LaRue was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office for 21 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.
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.