Corrections Officer Daniel Lopez Mendoza, III

Corrections Officer Daniel Lopez Mendoza, III

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Saturday, May 30, 2020

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Daniel Lopez Mendoza, III

Corrections Officer Danny Mendoza died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, California.

Officer Mendoza had served with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for 24 years.

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 53
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Almighty and eternal God, we ask You to be with the family of Corrections Officer Daniel Lopez Mendoza of the California Department of Corrections. Even as Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, was moved to weep over the death of his friend Lazarus, so we know You are touched by the tears of those who mourn the loss of Corrections Officer Daniel Lopez Mendoza. In Your divine providence, fill the aching void in our hearts with Your comforting presence and grant peace through the assurance of Your love and care. In the mighty and holy name of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

During His three (3) year ministry, the Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
United States Grace Force – GOD STRONG

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

June 3, 2021

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