Correctional Officer Juan Cruz, Jr.

Correctional Officer Juan Cruz, Jr.

Fresno County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Friday, November 5, 2021

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Juan Cruz, Jr.

Correctional Officer Juan Cruz died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 while assigned to the Fresno County Correctional Facility at 1225 M Street in Fresno.

Correctional Officer Cruz had served with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office for nine years and served with other agencies for 13 years. He is survived by two daughters, two sons, and his mother.

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.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 13, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Correctional Officer Juan Cruz. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Correctional Officer Cruz will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

December 27, 2021

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