Polk County Sheriff’s Office Announces Another COVID-19 Death

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that one of its employees has died after contracting COVID-19.

The sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook that admissions specialist Renea Rogers, 55, died on September 6, 2021, after contracting the disease.

Originally from Baltimore, Rogers was hired by the PCSO’s Detention Department in 2006 after moving to Florida, working in classification, and engaging her entire career.

“Renea was passionate about coffee and lighthouses,” wrote the sheriff’s office. “She loved her dogs, Raven and Pebbles; listen to the group of his son-in-law Bittersweet; cruise; go to theme parks; fishing; to go to the beach; ceramic painting; and watch horror movies and disaster thrillers. She loved everything weather and had a large collection of plants.

“She loved having dinner with her family and her coworkers readily accommodated her schedule so that she could do just that. She was going back to school, so that she could become a supervisor. “

Rogers is survived by his parents, daughter and son-in-law and granddaughter. The sheriff’s office said Rogers had another daughter who died before her.

A memorial service is scheduled for Rogers at Oak Ridge Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Friday.

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