Funeral service honors Florida trooper, 50, who died of COVID-19

Trooper Sean Hryc died after 17 years with Florida Highway Patrol

File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser
File photo of Florida Highway Patrol cruiser (WJXT 2020)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol will honor the life and career of Trooper Sean Hryc Friday morning, who died on due to complications from COVID-19.

Hryc passed away Saturday at 50 years old and is survived by his wife and two children, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website.

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A public viewing will be held Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. at St. John Baptist Catholic Church followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m., according to the FHP.

After the funeral mass, a full line-of-duty death honors will be given outside the Dunnellon church for Hryc.

Hyrc served in Troop I in Marion County for more than 17 years and after beginning his career in law enforcement at the Dade City Police Department, according to a news release.

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