Casa Grande police officer dies from COVID-19

Officer Jesus Lara battled COVID-19 before his death.
Officer Jesus Lara battled COVID-19 before his death.(Casa Grande Police Department)
Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 2:53 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Casa Grande Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their officers who passed away from COVID-19.

Officer Jesus “Chuy” Lara was with the department for six years and was with the Gila River Police Department for two years prior. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Casa Grande police said Officer Lara was especially valued for his kind-heartedness and empathy when dealing with children and other victims of crime.

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