Sergeant James Scott LaRue
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Florida
End of Watch: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Sergeant James LaRue died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure.
Sergeant LaRue was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office for 21 years and was assigned to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. He is survived by his wife and four children.
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.