Sergeant Robert Wayne Rogers
Florida Department of Corrections, Florida
End of Watch: Friday, July 31, 2020
Sergeant Robert Rogers died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while assigned to the Graceville Work Camp in Graceville, Florida.
His wife presumably contracted COVID-19 from him and they both died within one hour of each other.
Sergeant Rogers had served with the Florida Department for Corrections for 29 years.
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.