25-year LASD veteran dies from COVID-19
A 25-year veteran Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy and school resource officer died after battling COVID-19, the Sheriff’s Department reported Monday.
Pedro Romo died on Sunday, Feb. 14, from a COVID-19 related illness.
Romo was transferred to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station in 2004 and had worked as a resource officer at Valencia High School for 13 years, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Romo contracted COVID-19 in December and was hospitalized until his death, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
“Deputy Romo was a great partner, family man and friend,” said a Facebook post by the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “He always managed to bring spirit to the station with a smile and positive attitude, as well as took pride in providing security to students.”
A GoFundMe was created by Romo’s fellow deputies to raise money to support his family.
On Jan. 25, the Sheriff’s Department reported the COVID-19 related death of Deputy Santiago Carrillo. The Sheriff’s Department’s website said that as of Monday, 2,857 agency personnel have been confirmed positive since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak.