By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy died while off-duty in a traffic collision.

“It is with profound sadness that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announces the loss of Deputy Jeffrey McKee,” the department wrote on Facebook Wednesday. “Who passed away in an off-duty traffic collision on Sunday, March 28, 2021.”

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McKee was assigned to the Inmate Reception Center as a scheduling deputy. He had been with LASD since 2006.

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The department said that McKee committed his professional life to Los Angeles County and protecting its citizens.

“The LASD family mourns the loss of Deputy McKee,” the department wrote. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.”

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Mckee is survived by his wife and two children.