Master Detention Deputy Richard Mark Barry

Master Detention Deputy Richard Mark Barry

Lake County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, July 16, 2020

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Richard Mark Barry

Master Detention Deputy Rick Barry died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Lake County Detention Center in Tavares, Florida.

Deputy Barry was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Lake County Sheriff's Office for 25 years. He is survived by his wife and one child.

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 58
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 630
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 18, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Master Detention Deputy Barry,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

September 11, 2020

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