Sergeant Steven William Mazzotta

Sergeant Steven William Mazzotta

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, August 16, 2021

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Steven William Mazzotta

Sergeant Steven Mazzotta died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Sergeant Mazzotta had served with the Lee County Sheriff's Office for 18 years and was assigned to the Corrections Bureau.

He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

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 52
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

COVID-19, communicable disease

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Rest in Peace my friend. Just found out about this today. Thanks for all the laughs in school brother.

Capt. Russell Kendrick
childhood friend.

March 6, 2022

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