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Lee County Sheriff's Office Patch
Resided: FL, USA
Born: Oct. 31, 1991  
Fallen: Aug. 31, 2021
Race/Sex: Hispanic Male / 29 yrs. of age
Dept: Lee County Sheriff's Office - FL
14750 Six Mile Cypress Parkway  
Fort Myers, FL   33912   USA
County: Lee
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Deputy
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 18-048
On The Job: 3 years
Bio: William Nelson Diaz, also known as 'Will', was married in Fort Myers, FL on February 16, 2013. Will is lovingly remembered first and foremost for being an exceptional father to his baby girl, who was the light of his world. An amazing husband who made sure his family was taken care of to the full extent. A man with an outstanding work ethic who went above and beyond in everything he did.

Aside from gaming, computers, motorcycles, and spending time with his closest friends and family, Will was the biggest jokester. He was known for pulling pranks on his mother in law, like putting salt in her coffee, and the list continues.

Will was born in Bronx, New York . He graduated from East Lee County High School in 2010 in Lehigh Acres, FL. He returned to New York after high school, and a year later made the decision to return to Florida to start building a life with his future wife Natalie. The pursuit of his dreams started with a loss prevention job at Macy’s. He then went on to become a correctional officer in April 2018. In July 2021, he joined the 85th CO to LE Cross-Over program.

In the process of achieving his dream, Will was unfortunately affected by COVID-19 which unexpectedly put a halt to his endeavors. Wills passion and drive will live on through his family, friends, and most importantly his beloved daughter.

Survived by:
Natalie - Wife
and one child

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: FL   USA
Summary: Deputy First Class William Diaz died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.


COVID-19, a flu-like virus, originated in Wuhan, China. Worth a mention, the Chinese Government had a biological research facility in that very province. At this point, it was widely held that COVID-19 was a bat-coronavirus and the first case was discovered in Wuhan in Oct. 2019.

On Dec. 31, 2019, Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, with an unknown cause. Jan 7, 2020 Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).

Despite deaths and an entire Chinese Province(Hubei) quarantined by the Chinese Government, the World Health Organization(WHO) simply declares a global public-health emergency. Despite this serious understatement, on January 31st, President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks. Despite a large public outcry of racism, this move likely saved 1000's of American lives, it would later be deemed.

After a full blown global infection, and an entire country being declared on 'Lockdown'(Italy), on March 11th, WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. This same day, President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries. On Mar. 13th, a US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

On Mar. 23rd, New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US. On Mar. 31, more than 1/3 of humanity is under some form of lockdown. On Apr. 2nd, the world passes one million COVID-19 infections.

On April 7th, roughly 95% of all Americans are under lockdown, as 42 states issue stay-at-home orders. The entire American economy has ground to a halt. Congress passed laws awarding trillions in grants, loans and other types of assistance to the American working population and businesses.

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