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Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Terrell Young died April 2nd after contracting COVID-19 from an infected inmate at the Byrd Detention Center.
Young escorted an inmate to the Riverside University Hospital on March 22 and within a week he was sick himself. That inmate became sick the same day.
Young began his career with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on December 8, 2005, and worked assignments at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility, Perris Station, Court Services, Southwest Station, and Cois Byrd Detention Center. He is described by coworkers as a “fantastic role model” to his kids and a man fellow deputies could “count on for good advice. He was compassionate in dealing with the public and inmates. He was known for his smile and will be deeply missed.”
Deputy Young had served with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.