Today, one of our deputy sheriffs assigned to patrol tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The deputy is resting at home at this time and is experiencing flu like symptoms.

We are currently investigating how the deputy was infected. Although we do not know when and where the deputy was exposed to the virus, we continue to encourage all members to heed the warnings of health officials while on and off duty.

Out of respect for our deputy, no additional details regarding their identity or medical treatment will be released.

The department encourages all residents to follow local and state guidelines of hygiene and social distancing https://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus/.

Refer: Public Affairs Division

Phone No. (909)387-3700

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department