Deputy Sheriff Carlos Antonio Hernandez
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch Sunday, April 11, 2021
Cause of Death: COVID19
Deputy Sheriff Carlos Hernandez died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Deputy Hernandez had served with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for 15 years and was assigned to the Okeelanta Division. He had previously served with the Royal Palm Beach Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife, father, parents, and sister.
Beginning 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 have died as a result of COVID-19, and continue to do so as the virus spreads across the United States.