Sergeant James Scott LaRue

Sergeant James Scott LaRue

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, November 21, 2020

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James Scott LaRue

Sergeant James LaRue died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure.

Sergeant LaRue was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office for 21 years and was assigned to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility. He is survived by his wife and four 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 48
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 1, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Sgt. LaRue,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

November 21, 2021

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