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Palm Beach County deputy dies after 'battling COVID-19'

Deputy Maurice Ford, 50, had been employed by PBSO since 2006
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Deputy Maurice Ford dies of coronavirus
Posted at 12:21 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 18:01:18-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy has died after contracting the coronavirus.

Deputy Maurice Ford, 50, died Thursday "as a result of battling COVID-19," spokeswoman Teri Barbera said.

Ford, who had been employed by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office since 2006, was assigned to the West County Detention Center.

He is survived by his wife and adult son.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been determined.