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March 18, 2011
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Cop dies of infection after CPR with baby

He was the first deputy on scene and immediately began CPR, during which he came in contact with the child's vomit

My Fox Orlando

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — An Orange County deputy has died after battling an illness the Sheriff's Office says he caught five years ago while trying to resuscitate an infant.

Deputy Sebastian Diana, 40, died on Saturday after from an undisclosed illness. The Sheriff's Office said he contracted the disease while on a 911 call on the morning of Feb. 27, 2006.

A mother had reported her 3-month-old boy was not breathing. Diana conducted CPR on the boy and somehow came into contact with the infant's vomit, the Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.


Diana joined the force in 1999. A memorial service is scheduled for family and friends on Friday, with a funeral Saturday.

Originally published on My Fox Orlando.


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