Op-Ed: Seven stages of severe COVID-19

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Read the LA Times Op-Ed – “On the front lines, here’s what the seven stages of severe COVID-19 look like.”
You choose what to do with your body, choose wisely.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva

Sheriff Alex Villanueva
Sheriff Alex Villanueva is the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County. A distinguished leader and a tireless advocate for both the community and those who serve with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).

Op-Ed: Seven stages of severe COVID-19

Still from "Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail" A knight in chain mail and armor is reaching up to Indiana Jones' face. The caption is, "You must choose, but choose wisely."
Read the LA Times Op-Ed – “On the front lines, here’s what the seven stages of severe COVID-19 look like.”
You choose what to do with your body, choose wisely.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva

Sheriff Alex Villanueva
Sheriff Alex Villanueva is the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County. A distinguished leader and a tireless advocate for both the community and those who serve with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).

Chief Laura E. Lecrivain has been a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Department) since 1995.  She oversees Countywide Services Division which includes the Community Partnerships, Community Colleges, Parks, and County Services Bureau.  Prior to her promotion to chief, she worked as a commander for Countywide Services Division and Custody Division. 

As a captain, Chief Lecrivain commanded the Twin Towers Correctional Facility (TTCF) where she was responsible for over 800 personnel and the care of 3,000 mentally ill inmates arrested in Los Angeles County (County).  The TTCF is the largest mental health facility in the United States and houses the County’s most severe mental health inmates.  

During her time on the Department, Chief Lecrivain had the privilege of working an array of assignments.  As a deputy, she worked Century Station patrol, detective bureau, and Operation Safe Streets (OSS).  Later, as a sergeant, Chief Lecrivain worked at the Men’s Central Jail, Compton Station, OSS, and Administrative Services Division.  Upon her promotion to lieutenant, Chief Lecrivain worked as a watch commander at Palmdale Station, and later at Compton Station.   

Chief Lecrivain is lifetime resident of Los Angeles County.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management, and a Masters’ Degree in Leadership from the University of Southern California.  In her spare time, Chief Lecrivain enjoys spending time with her family and Dodger baseball.  She also loves reading and enjoys running.