Rank: Deputy Sheriff Panel: 31-W: 25 Department: Orange County, Florida, S.O. End of Watch: May 6, 2005 Cause: Physical-Related Incident Age: 52 Years of Service: 11
Description: Deputy Lemus responded to a domestic disturbance call and was bitten by a suspect later confirmed to be infected with the Hepatitis C virus. Deputy Lemus contracted the disease and was diagnosed with the late stages of the disease in December 2004. Deputy Lemus died from the Hepatitis C virus six months later.