An LAPD officer has died after surgery related to a 2015 traffic collision that occurred while she was on duty, police said Tuesday.
Officer Esmeralda Ramirez passed away over the weekend.
“Officer Esmeralda Ramirez served the city of Los Angeles with honor, integrity, and pride,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said in a tweet.
Ramirez, a mother of three adult children, joined the department in 2008. She was assigned to the Pacific Division, where she worked a variety of assignments, KTLA reports.
A fundraising page to help Ramirez’s family has been set up through the non-profit organization Badge of Heart. More information can be found here.