BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its officers.
In a Facebook post, the department stated Officer Russ Hernandez passed away Wednesday afternoon due to unknown medical reasons.
According to BRPD, Hernandez was not on duty at the time of his death and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.
The post added he had been with BRPD for two years and had received several letters of commendation during that time.
The post also stated Hernandez made a lasting impression as an extremely hard worker.
The department extended prayers and condolences to his family and said he will be greatly missed by his BRPD family.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to assist his family with expenses.