A Baton Rouge Police officer died Wednesday of an unknown medical condition, the department said.
Officer Russ Hernandez, 30, served as a patrolman, said department spokesman Cpl. Don Coppola.
“In his two years with BRPD, Officer Hernandez received several letters of commendation and made a lasting impression on his fellow officers and supervisors as an extremely hard worker,” the agency said in a Facebook post.
Livingston Parish Coroner Ron Coe, who is handling the autopsy, didn’t immediately return a request for information.