Sheriff's Office: Lake County deputy dies after testing positive for COVID-19

A deputy with the Lake County Sheriff's Office has died from complications stemming from the coronavirus.

Master Deputy Lynn Jones was a veteran of the Sheriff's Office. He had been in a nearly two-week battle with COVID-19, passing away at his home on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office said Jones worked at the county jail supervising inmates. He was also a member of the sheriff's honor guard. We are told he tested positive for COVID-19 on June 13.

Thursday would have been his official 13-year anniversary with the agency. His official cause of death has not yet been released.

Jones is survived by a wife and three daughters.