Deputy Sheriff Shannon Santo Bennett
Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch: Friday, April 3, 2020
Cause of Death: COVID19
Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
Deputy Bennett had served with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years and served as an SRO at Deerfield Beach Elementary School. He is survived by his fiance, mother, and brother.
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.