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, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders have died as a result of COVID-19, and continue to do so as the virus spreads across the United States.


  • 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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