Volusia County

Daytona Beach police officer, 37, dies after being hospitalized with COVID-19

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A Daytona Beach police officer who had been hospitalized with COVID-19 died Wednesday morning, the department announced.

Adam Webb, 37, died at 11:29 a.m. Wednesday in the hospital with his wife by his side, the police department said. He is the first Daytona Beach police officer to lose his life due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the police department.

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“It is with an extremely heavy heart that we bring this news to the Daytona Beach community,” Police Chief Jakari Young said in a news release. “Please keep Officer Webb’s family in your thoughts and prayers. Adam was a valued member of our police department and he will be missed by everyone here.”

Webb was hired by the police department in November 2012 as a parttime reserve officer. He became a full time officer in December 2014 and has been with the department ever since. His last job assignment was as a field training officer with Alpha Platoon.

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A GoFundMe account was established by Daytona Beach police before Webb’s passing to help his family with medical expenses. Click here to donate.

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