Tulare County Sheriff’s deputy Frank Holguin died Wednesday from complications of COVID-19. The 21-year veteran officer was 56 a long time previous.

Tulare County Sheriff’s Place of work

A Tulare County Sheriff’s officer has died from COVID-19.

Sheriff Mike Boudreaux confirmed on a Fb putting up Wednesday night of the passing of veteran deputy Frank Holguin, who died earlier in the day from complications of the coronavirus.

Holguin was 56 a long time outdated.

It is unclear when Holguin initially contracted the contagious virus or how lengthy he’d been battling COVID-19, which has been attributed to the dying of extra than 428,000 men and women in the United States considering the fact that the pandemic commenced approximately a calendar year back.

The son of a California Freeway Patrol officer, Holguin started his possess legislation enforcement occupation a lot more than 20 many years outdated with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Workplace and to begin with labored as a deputy at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility.

Holguin also worked at the adult pre-demo facility, men’s correctional services in Orosi, Tulare and Pixley, and in the courts and spouse and children assist safety.

“All of us at the Sheriff’s Business are heartbroken around the loss of Deputy Holguin,” the Tulare County Sheriff’s Workplace posted on Fb. “We check with that you be part of us in sending your thoughts and prayers to his spouse and children and all of those people who cherished him.”

Holguin is survived by his wife of 33 a long time, Barbara, his daughter, Serrana, son Frank IV and his granddaughter Rose.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Place of work has occur underneath fire in current weeks amid a COVID-19 outbreak that swept by the county’s correctional amenities.

When Tulare County final current his COVID-19 statistics, the county had documented on Monday of 542 coronavirus-similar fatalities.

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