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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You are truly missed and loved. Hopefully, I'm making you proud of me, because you have been a great role model to me. My heart is broken but I remind strong for you, I know that is what you would have wanted for me to do some days are harder then others. You have truly left a great big hole in my heart, but I can still see your smile and remember your jokes which keep me going. Love you my big brother, keep smiling and looking down on us.

Deputy A. Montgomery
Seminole County Sheriff's Office / Sister-in-law

September 17, 2021

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