A Los Angeles Police Department sergeant died on Sunday following a battle with COVID-19, the LAPD reported.
22-year veteran Sgt. Fred Cueto worked at LAPD’s Foothill station, the Police Department reported. Cueto is the second sworn officer and the third LAPD employee to die from the coronavirus since March.
“As we mourn the loss of one of our own, please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers tonight,” said LAPD Chief Michel Moore on Twitter.
LAPD Foothill commented on Instagram: “Today Foothill lost a great Sergeant, friend, and brother. Our deepest condolences to his family and many friends. You will be missed Sergeant Cueto. God speed our brother. God bless your family and may you rest in peace.”
The station in the San Fernando Valley, in Pacoima, also serves La Tuna Canyon, Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills, Sun Valley, Sunland and Tujunga.
According to statistics released Thursday, 929 LAPD employees have tested positive for the coronavirus. As of Thursday, 258 LAPD employees were self-isolating at home and recovering due to exposure, while 665 employees had returned to work.