LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Donations were being accepted Saturday to support the family of a sergeant who died from the coronavirus after working nearly 23 years for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Checks to the Los Angeles Police Relief and Assistance Foundation Blue Ribbon Trust Fund account in support of Sgt. Patricia Guillen can be mailed to Post Office Box 10188, Van Nuys, 91410, the Los Angeles Police Protective League announced.
Guillen died Thursday. She was assigned to the 77th Community Police Station in South Los Angeles.
"We join LAPD in mourning the loss of Sgt. Patricia Guillen of @LAPD77thSt," Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer tweeted. "We're thinking of her family, colleagues and community members at this sad time, and honoring her many, many years dedicated to keeping Los Angeles safe."
Guillen was the fifth LAPD officer and seventh department employee to die of the coronavirus.
On Monday, the department announced the death of Officer Philip Sudario, a 25-year veteran officer assigned to the Southeast Community Police Station in South Los Angeles.
Other LAPD employees who have died of complications from COVID-19 are Sgt. Amelia "Terry" Martinez, 53, who died January 12; police service representative Raymond Guerrero, a 24-year-old veteran who died January 7; Sgt. Fred Cueto, a 22-year veteran who died in December; and non-sworn detention officer Erica McAdoo, 39, and Officer Valentin Martinez, 45, who both died in July.