Detention Deputy Charles O. Pugh, II

Detention Deputy Charles O. Pugh, II

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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Charles O. Pugh, II

Detention Deputy Charles Pugh died after contracting COVID-19 following a confirmed exposure in the Santa Rosa County Jail.

Deputy Pugh had served with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office for five years and had previously served with the Florida Department fo Corrections for one year. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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 40
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 653

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 11, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I truly appreciate the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office for recognizing my cousin’s legacy. He was committed to his service and proud to be counted among you. Thank you for letting us know how much he meant to you.

God bless,

Judge Kal Evans

Judge Kal Evans
17th Judicial Circuit

October 23, 2020

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