Los Angeles County Deputy Found Unresponsive at Station Dies

April 30, 2024
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan Stewart joined the department in 2006 and later transferred to the South Los Angeles station, where he was found unresponsive.

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy died after a sudden medical emergency over the weekend.

Deputy Jonathan Stewart was found unresponsive at about 4 p.m. Saturday while he was on duty at the agency's South Los Angeles station, KTLA-TV reports. An ambulance was called to the station, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A cause of death was not released. An investigation is underway into the deputy's death.

Stewart joined the department in 2006 as a custody assistant, and he graduated from the academy a year later. He was assigned to the Inmate Reception Center before transferring to South Los Angeles Station in 2014. In 2020, he was promoted to Field Training Officer.

"Jonathan dedicated a decade serving the South Los Angeles community, he was respected and highly regarded by his peers and supervisors for his unwavering commitment," the agency said in a statement.

Stewart is survived by his wife and three children.

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