Detention Deputy Charles Otis Pugh, II

Detention Deputy Charles Otis Pugh, II

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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Charles Otis 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, 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 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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