LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Police Department reported eight employee deaths due to COVID-19 Thursday.
The agency has a total of 2,580 employees who have tested positive for coronavirus, officials with the City of Los Angeles said.READ MORE: Family Of Man Killed In DUI Crash Outraged Driver Spent Only One Week In Jail
There are currently 405 L.A.P.D. employees that are self-quarantining at home and recovering after exposure, while 2,152 employees have returned to work, officials added.
Tonight, the LAPD family is in mourning.
Officer Philip Sudario passed away from complications of COVID-19.
Phil served Angelenos for 25 years & was last assigned to Southeast Area.
Our thoughts & prayers are with his friends and loved ones.READ MORE: Pasadena Considers Technology To Help Law Enforcement Detect Gunshots
Phil, you are End of Watch. pic.twitter.com/eHrpEyrcHn
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 26, 2021
The Los Angeles Fire Department reported two employee deaths due to COVID-19 as of Thursday.
The total number of employees who have tested positive for coronavirus is 898.
There are 853 L.A.F.D. employees who have recovered and returned to duty. Five employees are isolated and recovering at home.MORE NEWS: LA County Reports 5 New COVID-19 Deaths; Hospitalizations Hold Steady
There are 38 employees that are no longer under quarantine but continuing to recover at home, officials added.