Sergeant Jose Antonio Diaz-Ayala

Sergeant Jose Antonio Diaz-Ayala

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, April 4, 2020

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Jose Antonio Diaz-Ayala

Sergeant Jose Diaz-Ayala died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty at the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center.

Sergeant Diaz-Ayala had served with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He is survived by three daughters, two sisters, and parents.

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.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Sergeant Jose Diaz-Ayala you're gone but not forgotten. Palm Beach Sheriff's Office, will never be the same without you. Thank you for your service and friendship. Sleep in peace love you, my friend.

Deputy Anita Boston #24101
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office.

July 24, 2020

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