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SAN FRANCISCO -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today expressed her condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Sergeant Gilbert Cortez. Sergeant Cortez and his K-9 partner, Mattie, died yesterday in the line of duty.
“Sergeant Cortez’ death is a tragic loss and his service and sacrifice to the people of California will never be forgotten,” said Attorney General Harris. “My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones and the dedicated men and women of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.”