Police Officer Edward Perez

Police Officer Edward Perez

Miami Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, August 19, 2021

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Edward Perez

Police Officer Eddie Perez died from complications of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while assisting with recovery efforts at the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium building at 8777 Collins Avenue in Surfside, Florida.

Officer Perez served with the Miami Beach Police Department for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, parents, and two sisters.

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 55
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 541

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, July 5, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19, search and rescue

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The Moment that you Left Me by Doug Craven
The moment that you left me
My heart split in two
One side filled with memories
The other side died with you
I often lay awake at night
When the world is fast asleep
and take a walk down memory lane
With tears upon my cheek
Remembering you is easy
I do it everyday
But missing you is a heartache
That never goes away
I hold you tightly within my heart
And there you will remain
As my life goes on without you
But will never be the same.


January 5, 2022

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