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Second Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputy succumbs to coronavirus

David Werksman is the second Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy to succumb to coronavirus. He served in the the department for 22 years. Photo provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is mourning the loss of its second deputy to succumb to COVID-19. Deputy David Werksman, 55, passed away last night after battling the virus for nearly three weeks.

Werksman served in the department for 22 years and worked assignments at the Robert Presley Detention Center, Jurupa Valley Station, Hazardous Device Team, Lake Elsinore Station, and Sheriff’s Administration.

Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers will escort Werksman’s body from Perris to Riverside today at 2 p.m.

Werksman is survived by his wife and three children.

The department announced yesterday the passing of Deputy Terrell Young. The father of four was the department’s first deputy to succumb to coronavirus.

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