Correctional Officer Juan F. Llanes

Correctional Officer Juan F. Llanes

Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Florida

End of Watch Monday, February 1, 2021

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Juan F. Llanes

Correctional Officer Juan Llanes died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Llanes had served with the Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 33 years and was assigned to the Hospital Services Unit. He is survived by his wife and son.

The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge 3864

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 6, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Ofc. Llanes,
Not only did he honorably serve the citizens of Miami-Dade County for 33 years, he also served his country in the U. S. Army.
Juan was a officer's officer, he would have your back no matter what. Never turned down anyone who needed help.
It was a honor and pleasure working with him. You were more than a co worker, but a good freind. Miss you my brother, Godspeed.

Ofc. George Hubbard ( Ret )
Miami Dade corrections

February 5, 2022

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