Sergeant Ernest Quintero

Sergeant Ernest Quintero

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, July 6, 2020

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Ernest Quintero

Sergeant Ernie Quintero died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Court Security Division at 201 W. Jefferson Street in Phoenix.

Sergeant Quintero had served with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for 25 years. He is survived by his two children, fiancée, and stepdaughter.

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 50
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge S1131

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Big Ern! I miss you brother. We all miss you. There will never be another guy like you. You were the best of us more than just a Sergeant or a Deputy. You were a Leader and a Lawman.

Lieutenant Ryan Neville
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

October 11, 2021

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