The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has paid tribute to one of their officers who has died of COVID.
Sergeant Fred Cueto had served in the department for 22 years before succumbing to COVID.
A spokesperson for the LAPD said:
‘Sergeant Cueto was always known for having a smile and being a consummate professional.
‘Today (Monday 7th December) we lost him to COVID-19.
‘On behalf of the entire LAPD family, our condolences to his family and loved one.
‘Rest in peace Fred’.
Since the pandemic began, there have been 14.8m cases of COVID-19 in the United States with 282,000 deaths.
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