“Rest In Peace, Deputy Bennett. A Florida deputy was reassigned Friday after cellphone video showed him punching a teenage boy in the head during an arrest. Miami Herald Real Time Reporter Devoun Cetoute covers breaking news, Florida theme parks and general assignment. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. His brother Darren Bennett wrote several touching posts on Facebook, noting how he felt “empty,” especially because he couldn’t be by his sibling’s side in his final moments. Rest In Peace.”, RELATED: Detroit Bus Driver Dies from Coronavirus Days After Complaining About Passenger Coughing. A spokesperson for BSO did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. Broward County Sheriff's Office, FL. My ride or die! Cause: COVID19 The agency is comprised of over 5,400 sworn and support personnel serving the Broward County … Sedano’s? As a result of BSO’s response, Florida Gov. Deputy Sheriff Shannon Bennett. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. Below Deck star Josiah Carter paid tribute to his "young healthy friend" describing the deputy as "a big brother to me, with no agenda just kindness and thoughtfulness, he guided me and reassured me that everything would be okay". Broward County Fired Parkland BSO deputy given job back with full back pay, union says By Devoun Cetoute and Carli Teproff. The Broward Sheriff’s Office said it got a call shortly after 5 a.m. about “shots fired” near the intersection of Southwest 24th Street and 52nd Avenue in West Park. His body camera caught the sounds of Cruz’s last gunshots as he hid behind his cruiser, at one point telling a supervisor that three people were down, the commission said. The Broward County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of a deputy who died late Friday after being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 27. Currently, there are 20 other deputies in self-isolation following their colleague’s death. Deputy Christopher Krickovich appears in court during a status hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Monday, July 29, 2019. Photographs shared by the BSO on their Facebook captured the emotional moment. Captain Osvaldo “Ozzy” Tianga is a 22-year veteran of the Broward Sheriff’s Office. “He was part of the LGBTQ community. “This is a new enemy we can’t even see. In Florida, at least 13,316 cases and 235 deaths have been reported, according to the outlet. Friends of the deputy told WPLG that Shannon parked his patrol car outside of bars and restaurants in the Wilton Manors neighborhood following the 2016 PULSE nightclub shooting in an effort to protect them from another senseless tragedy. Peterson was the school resource officer at the school and was charged with 11 felony counts, including child neglect with bodily harm, culpable negligence and perjury. Publix? Sheriff Tony said Bennett was in the care of the hospital system as of March 27 and was showing signs of recovery before passing away on April 3. BSO was criticized for its response to the shooting. Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: 'Selfless' Florida Sheriff's Deputy, 39, Dies of Coronavirus Just Months Before His Wedding. Deputies Edward Eason, Joshua Stambaugh, Scot Peterson and Miller were all fired months after the shootings. Coronavirus: Broward Sheriff’s Deputy, Palm Beach County Sergeant die after contracting COVID-19 Ian Margol , Reporter Published: April 5, 2020, 5:28 pm Updated: April 6, 2020, 8:34 am Stambaugh, a 20-year veteran, was working off-duty at a nearby private school when the call went out for help. On Feb. 14, 2018, Nikolas Cruz, then a 19-year-old former Stoneman Douglas student, entered the school and opened fire, using a semi-automatic rifle to kill the students and staff. And if you truly support us, then take heed to all the warnings that have been provided across this planet.”. Thank you for your service.”. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. “My brother…….I COULDN’T EVEN BE THERE WITH YOU!!! The Broward County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of a deputy who died late Friday after being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 27. The Broward Sheriff's Office employs a diverse group of men and women in the public safety profession, encompassing Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue Emergency Services. Try these South Florida sites, readers say, Pilot killed after plane crashes at North Perry Airport in Broward County, Hospitalization numbers rise sharply as Florida adds 6,587 new COVID-19 cases, Florida adds 8,409 new COVID-19 cases as Broward County hits a key milestone, No plan to close South Florida schools as COVID numbers rise in the schools, counties. Who’s open for a Thanksgiving grocery run? “Thank you for your bravery, your kind heart, and your service. On YouTube, Shannon’s niece Jessie Bennett remembered her uncle by making an emotional video with photos and videos of the deputy. Find out what your cat is trying to tell you with a new cat app, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old. Credit: He and Frey set the date in February and excitedly shared the news with a sweet photo of them sitting together, showing off their rings. During his tenure at the department, Tony said Shannon was passionate about the impact he left on his community, especially with causes that were near and dear to his heart. To help provide doctors and nurses on the front lines with life-saving medical resources, donate to Direct Relief here. (Amy Beth Bennett / … At this time, it is unclear whether Shannon had been living with underlying health conditions. He wanted to see a committee formed here at this agency and we put it together,” Tony explained. It is not known if Eason and Stambaugh challenged their terminations as Miller did. Scot Peterson, a former Broward County Sheriff’s deputy who has been charged over his response to the Parkland school shooting, appeared in a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., courthouse on Thursday. And more on the team’s newcomers, Biden names Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban-American immigrant, to head Homeland Security, Everyone must improve, but Dolphins’ run-game problem falls mostly in one spot | Opinion. He began his law enforcement career at the Broward Sheriff’s Office in November of 1997 – first as a detention deputy within the jail, and shortly thereafter as a patrol deputy within the Department of Law Enforcement. He hid behind his police cruiser and did not radio in for 10 minutes. Theme parks are on his mind in and out of the office. A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy accused of receiving thousands of dollars through food assistance and Medicaid programs has been arrested on a … What about mass transit? We thank Deputy Bennett for his service, today and always. Engineer Creates App To Translate Your Cat, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana. During a news conference Saturday morning, Sheriff Gregory Tony said Bennett had first reported he was sick on March 23. Miller, 57, was paid $138,410.25 in 2017, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The deputy was admitted three days later and remained under their care — even recently “showing signs of recovery” — until things sadly “took a turn for the worse” on April 3, according to the Sheriff. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. According to a report by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission, which investigated the shootings, Miller was the first supervisor to respond; he arrived as shots were being fired. The report also said Eason never activated his body camera and told investigators he didn’t know where the shooting was coming from. Brian Miller was one of the four deputies who were terminated because of a “neglect of duty” in the Feb. 14, 2018, Parkland shooting, which killed 17 students and faculty members and injured another 17. Damn COVID19!!! An arbitration ruling found “BSO violated Sgt. Broward County armed carjacking suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting near Lake Worth By Monica Magalhaes , Todd Wilson | October 27, 2020 at 10:20 PM EDT - Updated October 28 at 9:24 AM An armed carjacking suspect was shot and killed by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies near Lake Worth Tuesday evening.