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Kern County Sheriff's Office announces staff member passes away from COVID-19

Maria Franco
Posted at 1:01 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 16:01:56-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — On Monday, the Kern County Sheriff's Office announced that one of their staff members had died from COVID-19.

According to the post on Twitter, Maria Franco, who worked at the sheriff's office had died from complications related to the coronavirus.

"It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a member of our law enforcement family, Maria Franco. Maria passed away last night from complications related to COVID-19. Maria served the Sheriff's Office for 13 years as the Headquarters Receptionist and Gatekeeper."

No additional details were available.