Tulare County deputy dies of COVID-19 complications

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(KGET) — The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said one of its deputies died of complications of COVID-19.

Deputy Frank Holguin died Wednesday. He was 56.

In a statement, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said Holguin began his career with the department in 2000. Holguin was assigned to the correctional facilities in Orosi, Tulare and Pixley and was most recently assigned to the Tulare County Juvenile Court.

Holguin is survived by his wife, Barbara, two children and a granddaughter.

On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statement on Holguin’s death:

Jennifer and I were heartbroken to learn that this virus has claimed the life of yet another one of California’s brave law enforcement officers on the front lines. Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Holguin’s family, friends and the Central Valley community.

Gov. Gavin Newsom

Newsom said flags at the state Capitol will be flown at half-staff in Holguin’s honor.

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