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.