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.READ MORE: San Francisco Archbishop, San Diego Bishop Spar Over Biden Receiving Communion
Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement offering condolences, saying:READ MORE: Early Season Red Flag Warning Sends Residents Scrambling To Protect Homes
“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.”MORE NEWS: One Dead, Two Wounded In San Jose Shooting
Mora leaves behind a wife and four children. He was 44.