LAPD officer and soon-to-be father dies of COVID-19 complications
A Los Angeles Police Department officer and a soon-to-be father of twins hason Friday. The city’s mayor has ordered all flags in the city to be lowered in honor of Officer Valentin “Val” Martinez.
Police said Martinez was expecting twins with his domestic partner who is 20-weeks pregnant. He is also survived by his mother and siblings, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Martinez was the first sworn LAPD officer to die from the virus and the second employee from the department, CBS Los Angeles reports. LAPD said Martinez, 45, was assigned to Mission Station and had joined the force in 2007.
A soon-to-be father, a partner, a brother, a son. As courageous in his fight against COVID as he was patrolling …continued .
[Source: CBS News]