South Florida corrections officer dies after training competition

Sgt. Jorge Ramos survived by wife, daughter

Sgt. Jorge Ramos died two days after completing a training competition at Sumter Correctional Institution.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A corrections officer from South Florida died Sunday, two days after participating in a statewide Correctional Emergency Response Team competition at Sumter Correctional Institution.

Sgt. Jorge Ramos was a nine-year veteran of the Florida Department of Corrections. He is survived by his wife and young daughter.

The cause of his death was still under investigation.

"Ann and I join all Floridians and the Florida Department of Corrections in mourning the loss of Jorge Ramos," Gov. Rick Scott said. "As a member of the (South Florida Reception Center) Correctional Emergency Response Team, Sgt. Ramos routinely went above and beyond the call of duty. The state of Florida is truly grateful for his dedicated service to public safety."

Operation American Dream is seeking to raise $5,000 to put towards a college scholarship for Ramos' daughter.

Click here to donate to the fund.

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