Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel “Daniel” Garcia died Wednesday, his department said.
He was 33.
Garcia was a 20-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Department.
He previously served in the San Bernardino County Sheriff�s Department, according to the sheriff�s department.
The Sheriff�ll Department said Garcia was a member of its electrical, emergency and patrol teams.GARCIA, who was known as “the man who saved lives,” was shot and killed in his patrol car by a man who later called 911, deputies said.
His car, which was parked outside his home in Long Beach, was engulfed in flames when deputies arrived, the department said in a news release.
The victim, a 20 year veteran of Los Angeles�s Electric and Emergency Services Department, was taken to a hospital where he later died, the release said.
The sheriff�ll department said Garcia worked for the electric company where he was a supervisor.
It said he was married with two children.
Garcia worked at the company for two years, the news release said, but was fired last summer.