End of Watch

Detention Deputy Charles Otis Pugh, II

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office

End of Watch August 18, 2020

Detention Deputy Charles Pugh died after contracting COVID-19 after it was confirmed that he was exposed by an inmate in the Santa Rosa County Jail.

Deputy Pugh had served with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office for five years and had previously served with the Florida Department of Corrections for one year. He is survived by his wife and two children.


Detention Deputy Charles Pugh

Published by Mike Simmons

I am a retired sergeant with the Pensacola Police Department. I currently work as a coordinator at the George Stone Criminal Justice Training Center. I am married to the former Jerri Crabtree. We have three grown children and seven grandchildren. I volunteer with a boys' mentoring program known as "Royal Rangers."

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