Sergeant Daniel Eugene Watts

Sergeant Daniel Eugene Watts

Jacksonville Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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Daniel Eugene Watts

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

Sergeant Watts served with the Jacksonville Beach Police Department for 23 years. He is survived by his father and two 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 49
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 1259

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 15, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

September 22, 2021

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