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Jacksonville Beach police sergeant who died of COVID-19 to be laid to rest Friday

Jax Beach Police said the funeral service for Sergeant Daniel Watts will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Eleven 22 San Pablo Campus on Beach Boulevard.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. — A longtime veteran of the Jacksonville Beach Police Department will be laid to rest Friday after dying last week from COVID-19 complications.

Jax Beach Police said the funeral service for Sergeant Daniel Watts will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Church of Eleven 22 San Pablo Campus on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville.

There will not be a graveside service or procession, JBPD said.

Watts, who was 49 when he died, was a member of JBPD since 2002. He previously served the Atlantic Beach Police Department.

"Dan was a decorated, veteran member of this department," JBPD said in a statement. "We are devastated."

In addition, he was on the SWAT Team for over 10 years.

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Posted by City of Jacksonville Beach Police Department on Sunday, September 5, 2021

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