Sergeant Corey Pendergrass
Lauderhill Police Department, Florida
End of Watch: Sunday, July 26, 2020
Sergeant Corey Pendergrass died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty on June 13th, 2020.
Sergeant Pendergrass had served with the Lauderhill Police Department for 20 years and had previously served with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and six children.
Sergeant Pendergrass was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
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.