20-year veteran of Newport Beach Police Department dies

Sergeant Randy Parker. (Credit: Newport Beach Police) (FOX 11)

A sergeant who has worked with the Newport Beach Police Department for more than 20 years died on Monday, the department confirmed.

"It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of Randy Parker," NBPD Chief Jon T. Lewis wrote in a statement Tuesday. "Randy was a ‘third generation’ NBPD officer and served the Newport Beach community as a patrol officer, detective and supervisor for over 20 years."

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Parker's cause of death was not immediately released.

"Randy's sense of humor and unwavering dedication to duty will never be forgotten," Lewis said.

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