Lake County deputy dies after testing positive for COVID-19

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A Lake County deputy died after testing positive for COVID-19, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Master Detention Deputy Lynn Jones died Wednesday, a day before he would have worked for the Sheriff’s Office for 13 years, deputies said.

Jones was assigned to the Lake County Jail.

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“Master Deputy Lynn Jones loved his career, his agency and especially his family. As you can see from these few pictures at work, he was engaged and loved life. He is missed by all and will always be remembered for his amazing charisma,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote on its Facebook page.

Deputies said service arrangements will be provided at a later date.

The Sheriff’s Office said an autopsy is being done Friday to determine if coronavirus was the cause of death. It said Jones was quarantined before he died.

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Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.