Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday issued the following statement regarding the death of Los Angeles Police Department Officer Esmeralda Ramirez:

“Jennifer and I are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Officer Ramirez. On behalf of all Californians, we offer our heartfelt sympathy to her family, friends and colleagues. Officer Ramirez’s dedicated service to the people of Los Angeles will never be forgotten.” Officer Ramirez, 49, died Sunday, June 9, 2019 following a surgery related to injuries sustained in an on-duty vehicle collision that occurred in 2015.

Officer Ramirez served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 11 years and was assigned to the Pacific Division, where she worked in a variety of assignments. She is survived by her mother and three adult children.

In honor of Officer Ramirez, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.