Master Correctional Officer Ramon Caban, Jr.

Master Correctional Officer Ramon Caban, Jr.

Orange County Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Monday, October 18, 2021

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Ramon Caban, Jr.

Master Correctional Officer Ramon Caban died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer Caban was a United States Army and Air Force veteran and had served with the Orange County Department of Corrections for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, four sons, two daughters, ten grandchildren, two brothers, and a sister.

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 56
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  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Officer Caban, Thank you for your service and dedication to the citizens of Orange County. I enjoyed working with you and will always remember your positive and professional demeanor when interacting with staff and inmates alike. Rest In Peace.

Cpl. G. Klima(retired)
Orange County Corrections Department

March 15, 2023

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