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Denver sheriff deputy dies from COVID-19

Posted at 6:15 PM, May 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-16 21:39:18-04

DENVER — A Denver sheriff deputy died from COVID-19, the Denver Sheriff Department announced Sunday.

Deputy James Herrera died from the infectious disease early Sunday morning. He was 51 years old.

Herrera was a 25-year veteran of the department and was assigned to the Downtown Detention Center.

His immediate family was by his side at the time of his death, the sheriff department said.

In a statement, the Denver Sheriff Department said, in part, "We ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers and respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

No other details were released.