Florida Highway Patrol, Florida
End of Watch Saturday, August 14, 2021
Trooper Lazaro Febles died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Trooper Febles had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 12 years and was assigned to Troop E – Miami. He is survived by his wife and two children.
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.