Governor Says State Will Honor LAPD Officer Who Died From Coronavirus


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - California capitol flags will fly at half staff in honor of a senior detention officer with the Los Angeles Police Department who contracted conoravirus and died, Governor Gavin Newsom announced today.

Erica McAdoo, 39, who was assigned to the Custody Services Division, died late Friday from complications related to coronavirus, department officials said. She is believed to be the first LAPD officer to die after contracting COVID-19.

LAPD officials said Sunday there were 287 department employees currently at home after having been exposed to, or having tested positive for, COVID-19.

 "Jennifer (my wife) and I were extremely saddened to learn of the death of Senior Detention Officer Erica McAdoo, who lost her courageous fight with COVID-19,'' Newsom said. ``Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and her LAPD colleagues as they mourn her untimely passing.''

McAdoo is survived by her mother, Donna Royston.


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