SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) – Flags at the California State Capitol will be flown at half-staff Thursday to honor a first responder who has died of COVID-19.

Fresno County Sheriff’s Detective Jose Mora died on September 7 from complications due to COVID-19, after a being hospitalized for several weeks. The 20-year veteran became ill during an out-of-state investigation.

Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement offering condolences, saying:

“I was saddened to learn that another of California’s brave first responders lost his battle with COVID-19. Jennifer and I send our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Jose Mora of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.”

Mora leaves behind a wife and four children. He was 44.

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