Lieutenant Christopher Michael Cunningham, Sr.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Lieutenant Chris Cunningham died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a confirmed exposure while on duty.
Lieutenant Cunningham was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, five children, and three grandchildren.
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.