MIAMI – Officer Edward “Eddie” Perez, a 25-year veteran of the Miami Beach Police Department, died of complications with COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon.
MBPD Chief Richard Clements released a statement saying Perez was “a truly beloved and hardworking member of the Miami Beach family.”
Perez is survived by his wife and daughter.
“Please pray for Eddie and his family,” Clements wrote.
Other first responders who have recently died of COVID-19 include Officer Robert Williams, a 20-year veteran of the West Palm Beach Police Department who died on Monday; Officer Jennifer Sepot, a four-year veteran of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department; and Trooper Lazaro Febles, an 11-year veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Sepot and Febles both died on Saturday.
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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Officer Edward Perez. Perez, a 25-year veteran of the MBPD, passed away this afternoon after a battle with COVID. He leaves behind a loving wife and daughter. Please keep his family and the MBPD in your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/JZX7h8dq1A— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) August 19, 2021