Riverside County Sheriff’s probation officer dies of COVID-19 complications
Riverside County Sheriff’s probation officer dies of COVID-19 complications

Riverside County Sheriff’s probation officer dies of COVID-19 complications

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced the death of a probation officer due to complications of COVID-19.

Detective Lieutenant Steve Taylor died Thursday, the department confirmed.

He was most recently assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time,” reads a post from the sheriff’s department.

There was no further information immediately available about Taylor’s time at the Sheriff’s Department. He was promoted to lieutenant in January 2019, according to the department’s accounts on social media.

Taylor’s death marks the third COVID-19-related death in the Sheriff’s Dept since the beginning of the pandemic.

April 2, 2020, Deputy Terrell Young died of coronavirus complications. Deputy Young served in the sheriff’s department for 15 years.

Deputy Terrell Young

Less than 24 hours later, Deputy David Werksmana 22-year-old veteran of the ward, died of COVID-19 complications.

Deputy David Werksman, on loan from Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.
Deputy David Werksman


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