Another South Florida police officer dies from COVID-19

A veteran Coral Springs police sergeant died Friday from complications due to COVID-19, according to an announcement from the department’s chief of police.

Sergeant Patrick “Pat” Madison, 43, is the third South Florida officer to die in less than a week from complications from COVID-19.

On Thursday, Miami Beach police announced the death of officer Edward “Eddie” Perez, a 25-year-veteran of the department. Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Jennifer Sepot, 27, died on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Madison joined the Coral Springs Police Department in 2006 and, after three years on road patrol, was selected as a Field Training Officer, according to Parry. He was also a School Resource Officer at Sawgrass Springs Middle School and at Coral Springs High School. He was promoted to sergeant in 2018 and returned to road patrol. In 2020, he was selected to supervise general investigations.

A graduate of Southern University and A&M College, Madison is survived by his son, Patrick Jr. “PJ”, his fiancé Hazel Mullings, mother, Charlotte Madison, brother, Carl Madison and sister, Deatreaus Johnson.

It is not known if Madison had received a COVID-19 vaccine.

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