Deputy Sheriff Maurice Che’valier Ford
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Deputy Sheriff Maurice Ford died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmate at the West Detention Center at 38811 James Wheeler Way in Belle Glade.
Deputy Ford had served with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and son.
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.