Deputy Sheriff Sebastian Edward Diana

Deputy Sheriff Sebastian Edward Diana

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Sebastian Edward Diana

Deputy Sheriff Sebastian Diana died from complications of a bacterial infection he contracted while attempting to save an infant.

On February 26, 2006, Deputy Diana responded to a 911 call involving an 3-month-old child who wasn't breathing. He was the first deputy on scene and immediately began CPR, during which time he came in contact with the child's vomit.

As a result of his efforts he contracted a bacterial infection that caused him to suffer continued health issues that ultimately led to heart failure.

Deputy Diana was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Orange County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Monday, February 27, 2006

communicable disease

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In the Army I watched Ben do CPR on an elderly woman, and Ben was such a big softie (though his body was a rock back then) we all endeavored not to tell him she didn’t make it; we knew how hard he would take it, so it does not surprise me he went in this door first and did CPR on a child. Dude was 6’5”, 220 and would do anything for anyone; quite a sight. Peace, brother

Corporal Pat Moore
Roseburg Police Department

March 9, 2023

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