LA County deputy dies after suffering medical emergency at station

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who died Saturday night at the sheriff's station in South Los Angeles.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the South LA station requested an ambulance for an unresponsive deputy around 4 p.m. He died at the scene.

Deputy Jonathan Stewart died Saturday, April 28 after suffering a medical emergency at the South LA sheriff's station. / LASD

The deputy has been identified as 41-year-old Jonathan Stewart. According to the LASD, Stewart joined the department as a custody assistant in 2006. He was most recently serving as a field training officer until his death. 

"Jonathan dedicated a decade serving the South Los Angeles community, he was respected and highly regarded by his peers and supervisors for his unwavering commitment," the LASD said in a statement. "Our @lasdhq family is mourning the loss of a valued member of our family, and our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones and partners during this difficult time.

Stewart is survived by his wife and three children.

A procession was held from the sheriff's station to the medical examiner's office in Boyle Heights.

Details on a memorial service were not immediately available. 

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Stewart's cause of death remains under investigation, and his case was listed as "open," according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner's website.