Master Detention Deputy Lynn D. Jones
Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Master Detention Deputy Lynn Jones died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure during an outbreak at the Lake County Jail at 441 W Main Street in Tavares. At the time of Deputy Jones’ exposure, 18 staff members and over 100 inmates had tested positive.
Deputy Jones had served with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.
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.