Miami Beach Police Hold Moment of Silence for COVID-19 Victims

Police in Miami Beach, Florida, paused their work at 5.30 pm on January 19 to observe a moment of silence for the 4,500 Miami-Dade residents who have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Footage released by Miami Beach Police Department shows a number of police ATVs flashing their lights as they come to a stop along a beach.

“Tonight, at 5:30 pm, officers across Miami Beach activated their emergency lights to honor the more than 4,500 Miami-Dade residents who lost their lives due to COVID-19,” police said.

To date, more than 24,000 people have died in Florida from the virus, with the highest amount of deaths in the state occurring in Miami-Dade county. Credit: Miami Beach Police Department via Storyful