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'A true legacy left behind': Retired Neptune Beach police officer dies of COVID-19

Eddie Bounds served the residents of Neptune Beach for 10 years and prior to that, he served in Jacksonville Beach for 23 years.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A recently retired Neptune Beach Police Officer has passed away from complications due to COVID-19, the department announced Saturday.

Officer Eddie Bounds retired from NBPD on June 3 but had come back to work as a civilian employee. Shortly after returning to work, Bounds was hospitalized with COVID-19.

Bounds served the residents of Neptune Beach for 10 years and prior to that, he served in Jacksonville Beach for 23 years.  

"Eddie was many things to many people. A husband, father, grandfather, public servant, coach, and dear friend to many. He was also the epitome of a Beaches Police Officer. A legend. A true legacy left behind," the department wrote in a Facebook post.

It is with profound sadness and the heaviest of hearts we share with you the passing of Officer Eddie Bounds. Eddie...

Posted by Neptune Beach Police Department on Saturday, August 21, 2021

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