LOS ANGELES - Reserve L.A. County Deputy Sheriff Bruce Cardenas, retired LAPD, lost his mother to COVID-19.
Mary Cardenas died on Easter Sunday at an assisted living home in his hometown in New Jersey. She was there due to dementia.
As a reserve officer, he is part of a COVID-19 task force for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. He is also well known for his work at Quest Nutrition and donations to community events.
He says “the coronavirus is real.”