LAPD officer dies from COVID-19 complications

Officer Philip Sudario

A Los Angeles Police Department officer has died of complications from COVID-19, Chief Michel Moore announced Monday.

Officer Philip Sudario served Angelenos for 25 years and was last assigned to Southeast Area.

He is survived by his wife, two adult sons and a 15-year-old daughter.

"Tragically just before we started today I learned we lost our 6th member. Southeast Patrol officer Philip Sudario," Chief Moore told reporters Monday. "Phil leaves a wife Jona, two adult sons, Joshua and Jacob, and a daughter Cecilia who turns 16 next week."

Sudario is the fourth LAPD officer and the sixth LAPD employee to died from the coronavirus.

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The other LAPD employees who have died of coronavirus complications are Sgt. Amelia "Terry" Martinez and Police Service representative Raymond Guerrero, 24, who both died earlier this month; Sgt. Fred Cueto, a 22-year veteran who died in December; and detention Officer Erica McAdoo, 39, and Officer Valentin Martinez, 45, who both died last July.