Police Officer Michael Weiskopf

Police Officer Michael Weiskopf

St. Petersburg Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, August 27, 2021

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Michael Weiskopf

Police Officer Michael Weiskopf died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Weiskopf had served with the St. Petersburg Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his wife, mother, brother, stepdad, and family.

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 17 years, 11 months
  • Badge 35836

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 24, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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My brother and best friend.
I miss him everyday. A hero and to all that knew him a great person. You and dad are in my heart everyday.
May G-d rest your soul.

Daniel Weiskopf

September 30, 2022

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