Deputy First Class Paul Luciano

Deputy First Class Paul Luciano

Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, August 26, 2021

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Paul Luciano

Deputy First Class Paul Luciano died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while performing his duties at the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility at 1002 Justice Lane in Bunnell.

Deputy Luciano had served with the Flagler County Sheriff's Office for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and two grandchildren.

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 60
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 927

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 21, 2021

COVID-19, communicable disease

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It's hard to believe that DFC Luciano died 1-year ago today. He was a mentor to younger Detention Deputy's and inmates. He was dedicated to serving the Covid-19 pod of the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility, even after an outbreak of Covid-19 occurred. Thank you for your dedication and service. We will never forget your sacrifice and that of your wife, Carrie, and children Tina, Don and Brian for our community. Job well done Paul. We have it from here.

Sheriff Rick Staly
Flagler County Sheriff's Office

August 26, 2022

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