A Fort Lauderdale police officer died Saturday morning of COVID-19, leaving behind a 2-year-old daughter.
Jennifer Sepot was just 27, and she had joined the force four years ago as a member of the road patrol division. Her husband is a police officer in Margate.
Sepot reportedly contracted COVID-19 while on the job. Her union president, Detective Brandon Diaz did not know whether she had been vaccinated.
According to Diaz, Sepot contracted COVID-19 on the job.
Diaz said Sepot began feeling badly Friday night, which prompted the trip to the hospital.
“She was exposed at work and had tested positive,” Diaz said. “And then obviously was sick with it and out since, I want to say it was like maybe the sixth or the eighth, and apparently was having some complications last night, went to the hospital and passed away this morning.”