Miami-Dade Corrections holds memorial service for officers who died from COVID-19

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Florida. – A somber ceremony was held on Tuesday to honor prison officials who have died after contracting COVID-19 last year.

The Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department recognized six officers who died on duty.

The six people were Juan Llanes, Alexey Aguilar, David Jean-Baptist, Calyne St. Val, Terrell Jordan and Sylvia Allen.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz were in attendance, after which Diaz offered his heartfelt appreciation to the fallen officers and their families for their ultimate sacrifice.

“They did their job,” Diaz said. “They did what they were supposed to do. That was her duty. They knew the odds, they knew what could happen, but they took it upon themselves to continue their watch.”

There was also a motorcade led by the Miami-Dade Police Department to honor the fallen police officers.

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