The Los Angeles Police Department is mourning a sergeant who died due to complications from COVID-19.

Sgt. Amelia ‘Terry’ Martinez, assigned to the Hollenbeck Division, died Tuesday. She was described as a bright shining star in a department statement announcing her death.

She is survived by two sons, a daughter, mother and several siblings. 

Sgt. Martinez is the third LAPD officer and the fifth LAPD employee to died from COVID-19.

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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