Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch Monday, August 16, 2021
Sergeant Steven Mazzotta died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Sergeant Mazzotta had served with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for 18 years and was assigned to the Corrections Bureau.
He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
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.