MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Six police officers at the Miami Police Department have tested positive for COVID-19 and 125 others are now in quarantine.

Chief Jorge Colina took to Twitter, to make a plea that the public stay home. A move he says could save officers’ lives.

Two South Florida deputies have lost their lives to the coronavirus.

Deputy Shannon Bennett of the Broward Sheriff’s Office and sergeant Jose Diaz Ayala of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department. Both were in their 30s.

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