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Miami-Dade Corrections Officer Jairo Bravo Dies of COVID-19

Jairo Bravo, 48, who worked at Turner Guilford Knight (TGK) for less than a year, died Saturday from complications of COVID-19. He is believed to be the first employee of Miami-Dade’s County’s detention system lost to the virus. Before that, he spent three years with the Florida Department of Corrections.

He was laid to rest by his family yesterday.

Detention centers have been a concern since early in the pandemic because inmates and employees remain in close quarters indoors where the virus can spread.

The Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department released the statement below:

Our thoughts & prayers are with the members of the TGK, the Miami-Dade County Law Enforcement, and Officer Bravo’s loved ones.