By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is mourning the death of a deputy and his daughter.

Deputy Dennis Gill and his 14-year-old daughter died early Saturday morning in a traffic accident while on vacation in Oregon.

According to Sheriff Alex Villanueva, Gill’s 11-year-old son survived that crash.

Gill was hired by the department 20 years ago. Sheriff Villanueva described him on social media as “compassionate, professional, helpful and a respectful person.”

Gill is also survived by his wife.

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