By Danielle Radin

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A 20-year veteran with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department died from coronavirus, officials tweeted Tuesday.

Deputy Timothy Tellez, who was assigned to the LASD Parks Bureau passed away after succumbing to his battling with COVID-19, the department said.

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The sheriff’s department asked that members of the public keep his family and loved ones in their thoughts and prayers.

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The LASD reported a total of 1,913 employees, including over 1,200 deputies, have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday morning.

More than 1,900 department employees are currently quarantining due to the virus, the department said.

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Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Police Department said one of their own, Sergeant Fred Cueto, who served the L.A. community for more than 22 years, died from coronavirus complications.