Police Officer Efren Coronel

Police Officer Efren Coronel

El Centro Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Efren Coronel

Police Officer Efren Coronel died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a confirmed exposure at the intersection of 8th Street and Main Street during the arrest of an offender who was positive with COVID-19.

Officer Coronel had served with the El Centro Police Department for 24 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 354

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 29, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Officer Coronel,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 11, 2020

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