Deputy Sheriff Shannon Santo Bennett

Deputy Sheriff Shannon Santo Bennett

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, April 3, 2020

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Shannon Santo Bennett

Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Deputy Bennett had served with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for 12 years and served as an SRO at Deerfield Beach Elementary School. He is survived by his fiance, mother, and brother.

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.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, March 27, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 3, 2021

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