• Age: 44
• Tour of Duty: 20 yr
• Badge Number: 590
• Incident Details
• Cause of Death: Medical (COVID)
• Date of Illness: August 21, 2020
• Date of Death: September 7, 2020
Deputy Jose Mora began his law enforcement career on March 30, 2000 with the Firebaugh Police Department and later joined the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office on July 19, 2004. During his career, he worked in several different units, including the jail, courts, patrol and as a detective investigating robbery and property crimes. He was currently working in the Homicide Unit, where he had been assigned the past five years.
In mid-August, Mora and other detectives traveled out of state, following up on a lead in an ongoing homicide investigation. Shortly after returning home, Mora felt ill. He was later admitted to a local hospital. Medical tests revealed he was positive for COVID-19. Mora spent the next several weeks hospitalized. Due to health complications, he later passed away.
Detective Mora leaves behind a wife and four adult children.