Prior to Strong’s death, the last reported COVID-19 death reported among LAPD officers was that of Sgt. Anthony White in April. In total, the LAPD has had 2,787 employees test positive for COVID-19 and one reported reinfection, the city reported. As of Friday, 102 LAPD employees were self-isolating at home due to exposure, the city said.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) August 3, 2021 It is with an extremely heavy heart that we mourn the loss of LAPD Police Officer Becky Strong, who passed away this morning from complications of COVID-19. Our deepest condolences go out to Officer Strong’s entire family, colleagues, and friends in this most difficult time. pic.twitter.com/iZANUFlIyN
As of July 27, the LAPD had reported nine deaths related to COVID-19 infections, with seven being sworn officers and two civilian employees, the City of Los Angeles said on Friday, July 30. “Our deepest condolences go out to Officer Strong’s entire family, colleagues, and friends in this most difficult time,” the LAPD said in a tweet.
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