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More South Florida officers died by COVID-19 than gunfire in the last two years
Miami, Fla.
   
 
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More law enforcement officers have died from complications related to COVID-19 than from gunfire in the past two years, according to data compiled by The Associated Press.

Thirty-three officers died in the past two years, 28 from COVID-19. Three others were killed by gunfire, one was killed in a car crash and another died in a work-related injury, according to the wire service. 

The forces affected by the coronavirus included those in Miami and West Palm Beach as well as corrections officers and Customs and Border Protection agents in the area. Most of those who died were in their 40s and 50s, according to the news outlet, and a majority were white or Hispanic males.


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