Family says goodbye to Riverside County deputy who died from coronavirus
RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. - The family of a Riverside County deputy who died from coronavirus complications was able to say goodbye to their loved one during a private ceremony on Monday.
"The Young family did get to say goodbye to the man they called Dad — a husband, brother, best friend and deputy," the Riverside Sheriffs' Association wrote.
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Deputy Terrell Young, who faithfully served the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for 15 years, died on April 2. He was the first member of the department to succumb to the coronavirus.
Deputy Terrell Young (Riverside County Sheriff's Department)
His family held an intimate memorial at Ferrara & Lee Colonial Mortuary in the City of Orange.
All those who attended wore face-masks as the threat of the deadly virus still looms.
Credit: Riverside Sheriffs' Association
Young began his career with the department in December of 2005, according to the Riverside Sheriffs' Association. During his service to his community, he worked assignments at the Larry Smith Correctional Facility, Perris Station, Court Services, Southwest Station, and the Cois Byrd Detention Center.
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He is survived by his wife and four children.