WALNUT CREEK (KPIX) — An Alameda County sheriff’s deputy has died of COVID-19.

The department confirmed that 57-year-old Oscar Rocha died just before 7 o’clock Thursday evening after being in intensive care at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

The 25-year-veteran from Danville was surrounded by fellow deputies and his wife Maureen Ennor Rocha, who had herself been infected with the coronavirus but recovered.

The sheriff’s office honor guard posted a photo on Facebook captioned: RIP brother, you’ll be greatly missed.

Alameda County Sheriff's Deputy Oscar Rocha and Spouse

Deputy Oscar Rocha has died of COVID-19. (Alameda County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook)

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