Trooper Lazaro Roberto Febles

Trooper Lazaro Roberto Febles

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, August 14, 2021

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Lazaro Roberto Febles

Trooper Lazaro Febles died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Trooper Febles had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 12 years and was assigned to Troop E – Miami. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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 41
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 897

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 28, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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