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- Sep. 01, 2021 -

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Jacksonville Beach Police Dept. Patch
Resided: FL, USA
Born: Apr. 17, 1972  
Fallen: Sep. 01, 2021
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 49 yrs. of age
Dept: Jacksonville Beach Police Dept. - FL
101 Penman Rd S  
Jacksonville Beach, FL   32250   USA
County: Duval
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 1259
On The Job: 23 years
Bio: Daniel 'Dan' Eugene Watts was a dedicated family man and a great father to his sons. His kindness and care for others collected an enormous group of friends and extended family. Dan loved to spend time with his sons out in nature surrounded by the woods or on the water. He enjoyed riding and caring for horses and loved fishing as well. Dan passed his love of nature down to his sons, and this will live on through them. When he wasn’t outside somewhere, he could be found cheering for the University of Florida Gators football team.

Besides being a good father and a good man, Dan was known for his kindness and concern for others. This is what led Dan to his career as a law enforcement officer. Dan was a police officer that worked tirelessly to improve his community, and he sacrificed a great deal for others. He began his law enforcement career with the Atlantic Beach Police Department where he served for four years. In 2002, Dan was hired by the Jacksonville Beach Police Department as a Patrol Officer. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a Detective in 2004, then transferring to Downtown CAPE in 2012. He was promoted to Corporal in 2013, and worked in Patrol until he transitioned to Detective Corporal in 2015. Dan was promoted to Sergeant in April of 2021, where he served until his passing. He also served on the SWAT team for over 10 years. Dan was a decorated, veteran member of the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, and he will be greatly missed.

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Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Jacksonville Beach, FL   USA   Sun. Aug. 15, 2021
Summary: Sergeant Daniel Watts 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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