Hero LA Sheriff’s Deputy Identified: Rookie Cop Shown Tending To Partner In Video Is Former Librarian, Mom

Hero LA Sheriff’s Deputy Identified: Rookie Cop Shown Tending To Partner In Video Is Former Librarian, Mom


One of the two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies, seriously wounded in an ambush attack Saturday, has been identified as 31-year-old Claudia Apolinar, a former librarian-turned-rookie cop who may have saved her partner’s life.

As the Daily Wire reported Monday, Apolinar was shot through the jaw in the attack, but after radioing for help, stopped to tend to her partner, who was shot in the forehead, arm, and hand. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released a still photo of Apolinar Monday, showing her bleeding from a face wound.

“LASD & the families of the two ambushed deputies have given me permission to show this graphic photo of the moment after they were shot. I’m told female deputy was shot through jaw, still radioed for help & applied tourniquet to male deputy’s wounds. Both stable now,” FOX LA reporter Bill Melugin noted upon the photo’s release.

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The Sheriff’s Department released an extended video on Tuesday.

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