4 Succumb to COVID

Four first responders from LAPD, LAFD increase total COVID-19 related deaths to eight during the pandemic. May they rest in peace.

The others who have passed away previously from coronavirus complications are Sgt. Fred Cueto, a 22-year veteran who died in December; Detention Officer Erica McAdoo, 39; and Officer Valentin Martinez, 45, who both died last July. LAFD Firefighter/Paramedic Jose Perez passed away in July.

Capt. I George Roque

On Jan. 1, the Los Angeles Fire Dept. reported the death of Capt. I George Roque from complications from COVID-19. He served the City for 22 years and assigned to Fire Station 97 in Laurel Canyon/Mulholland area. Capt. Roque was 57 and survived by his wife and four children.




PSR III Raymond Guerrero

On Jan. 7, Police Service Representative III Raymond L. Guerrero, assigned to Communications Division, died due to complications related to the COVID-19 virus.

Raymond served the City for 24 years and is survived by his wife and two daughters. He was a Club Member.




Sgt. Amelia ‘Terry’ Martinez

On Jan. 13, Sgt. Amelia “Terry” Martinez passed away due to complications of COVID-19. Assigned to the Hollenbeck Division, she was 53 and had worked for the City for more than 27 years. She’s survived by two sons, a daughter, her mother and her siblings.
She was a Club Member.




Officer II Philip Sudario

Officer II Philip Sudario, Southeast Division, died Jan. 25 of COVID-19. He had 25 years of City service.

Officer Sudario is survived by his wife, two adult sons and a daughter.

“We mourn his loss as well as those of the others, and I’m grateful for their service and sacrifice to this City,” said Chief Michel Moore.