Inspector John Annarumma

Inspector John Annarumma

Florida Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, March 6, 2021

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John Annarumma

Inspector John Annarumma died as a result of contracting COVID-19 at the Lowell C.I. Annex at 11120 NW Gainesville Road in Ocala while assigned to the Office of Inspector General.

Inspector Annarumma was a United States Army veteran who had served with the Florida Department of Corrections for five years and previously served with the Pasco Sheriff's Office for four years, Gainesville Police Department for five years, and Alachua Sheriff's Office for five years. He is survived by his wife, son, two daughters, step-son, two sisters, and parents.


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 600 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.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, February 15, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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John was one of the best I have had the pleasure of serving with. I was in the academy with him at Raiford and proudly knew him as a friend. God bless you brother. Fly high well take it from here.

Former Sergeant Anthony Allen
Florida Department of Corrections

June 11, 2022

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