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A reserve officer for the Los Angeles Police Department is battling COVID-19 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center despite being fully vaccinated.

Joseph Avalos, 53, is an LAPD reserve officer and director of the mayor’s Crisis Response Team — helping victims of and witnesses to violent situations or crimes.

Chris Wolfe reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Aug. 5, 2021.