Two first responders from the LAPD increase
total to ten during the pandemic.
May they rest in peace.
Dexter De Los Santos
LAPD Security Officer Dexter De Los Santos died Jan. 29 due to COVID-19.
Dexter served Angelenos as a full-time Security Guard at Security Services Division for more than eight years.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones,” wrote LAPD HQ. “Dexter, we thank you for your service.”
Sgt. Patricia Guillen
Sgt. Pat Guillen, who served the City for 22 years and was last assigned to 77th Division, passed away from COVID-19 Jan. 28. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones,” wrote a message from LAPD HQ. “Patricia, we thank you for your service.”
“I’m shook,” wrote LAPD Commander Ruby Flores. “I was so fortunate to work with Pat while serving the Rampart community. She was truly an angel with a quick wit and a genuine leader. My heart aches for her family and loved ones. Rest easy, sister. See you on the other side.”
Other COVID Deaths
We remember those in the City who have passed away previously from
- Sgt. Fred Cueto, a 22-year veteran, died in December 2020
- Detention Officer Erica McAdoo, 39, died in July 2020
- Officer Valentin Martinez, 45, died in July 2020.
- Officer II Philip Sudario, with 25 years of City service, died in January 2021
- Sgt. Amelia “Terry” Martinez, with 27 years of City service, died in January 2021
- PSR III Raymond Guerrero, a 911 Operator with 24 years of City service, died in January 2021. (Click here to read “Remembering Ray”)
- Firefighter/Paramedic Jose Perez died in July 2020
- Capt. 1 George Roque, with 22 years of City service, died in January 2021