LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A veteran deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has died of complications related to COVID-19, the department announced Monday.
The department shared the news that Deputy Pedro Romo, a 25-year veteran of the LASD, passed away Sunday.READ MORE: Publication Ceases For 6 Dr. Seuss Books Due To 'Hurtful, Wrong' Portrayals Of Minorities
“Our Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department family received sorrowful news. Deputy Pedro Romo, a 25 year veteran of LASD, passed away yesterday from a COVID related illness,” LASD said in a tweet.
Our @LASDHQ family received sorrowful news. Deputy Pedro Romo, a 25yr veteran of #LASD, passed away yesterday from a COVID related illness. He transferred to @SCVSheriff in 2004 & has been Valencia High School's SRO for the last 13yrs. Please keep his loved ones in your prayers. pic.twitter.com/mzsCyRWr1u
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 15, 2021READ MORE: Disneyland’s COVID Vaccine Site To Temporarily Close To Install Drive-Thru Access
According to the department, Romo transferred to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station in 2004 and has been Valencia High School’s school resource officer for the last 13 years.
“Please keep his loved ones in your prayers,” the department said.
Just last month, the LASD lost Deputy Santiago Carrillo due to complications from COVID-19. He was a 14-year veteran of the force assigned to the Twin Towers Correctional Facility.MORE NEWS: LAPD Chief Michel Moore Admitted To Hospital After 'Not Feeling Well'
In December, LASD Deputy Timothy Tellez, a 20-year veteran of the force, died from complications of coronavirus.