Funeral held for Fowler police sergeant who died from COVID-19 complications

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- An "end of watch" call went out over the Fowler Police Department's radios for 46-year-old Sgt. Arthur Duron.

He died on February 2 due to COVID-19 complications.

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Duron was a 14-year veteran and the first line of duty death for the fowler police department.

Thursday morning, a funeral service took place at the Worship Center Church in Fowler.

Multiple agencies from Central California and as far as Simi Valley, three hours away, paid their respects.

A procession followed to the Visalia Cemetery.

Along the way, fire departments had their trucks and stood tall in Duron's honor.

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Action News talked with Fowler's Police Chief Rudy Alcaraz earlier this month, where he opened up about this difficult loss.

He says Duron was his number two, had a great personality and was a genuine family man.

"It hurts," he said. "Not just administratively, but personally as well, so it's a big loss for this organization."

The police department has created a donation link to help support Duron's family. You can find it here.
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