West Hollywood Sheriff's Deputy's Death Remains Under Investigation

SANTA CLARITA (CNS) - The death of an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy at his home in Santa Clarita remains under investigation.

The deputy, identified as Soo H. Kim, was assigned to the West Hollywood Station, according to the sheriff's department.

Kim's body was discovered Friday, but no information was released on the time or circumstances.

Later Friday, a procession was held in his honor as his body was transported to the Los Angeles County Coroner's office.

He graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy in 2012.

His assignments included the Pitchess Detention East Facility, Central Regional Detention Center, Pitchess Detention Center South Facility, Court Services at Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center Courthouse, Van Nuys Courthouse and patrol at the sheriff's West Hollywood station.

“Throughout his assignments, Deputy Kim was well liked and respected by many,” the department said is a statement. “He was known for his professionalism, warmhearted personality, and easy-going attitude. He always took pride in being a deputy sheriff, no matter what situation he was involved in without hesitation.

“As we mourn Deputy Soo H. Kim's tremendous loss, this is a difficult time for our department. Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of Deputy Kim.”

An autopsy will determine his cause of death, the department said.

Kim is survived by his wife and their twin girls.

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