Sergeant Eric John Twisdale
Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Sergeant Eric Twisdale died after contracting COVID-19 during a presumed exposure at the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Sergeant Twisdale had served with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office for 22 years and had previously served with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
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.