Police Chief Derek Scott Asdot

Police Chief Derek Scott Asdot

Green Cove Springs Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Derek Scott Asdot

Police Chief Derek Asdot died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Chief Asdot was a United States Army veteran. He had served as the Chief of Police for four years. Chief Asdot had served with the Green Cove Springs Police Department for almost 20 years and had previously served with the Duval County Schools Police Department. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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.

Bio

  • Age 49
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 12, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Chief Derek Scott Asdot and the extended law enforcement family of Green Cove Springs Police Department, Florida.


End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 2021


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 12, 2021

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