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LA Sheriff Deputy Who Survived Ambush Identified as Claudia Apolinar

One of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies that was ambushed by a gunman has been identified as Claudia Apolinar.

Claudia Apolinar - LA Sheriff Deputy
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

The 31-year-old former librarian and mother to a 6 year old child graduated from the Los Angeles Police Academy only 14 months ago. 

Claudia, who was struck in the jaw and multiple times in the torso during Saturday’s shooting, managed to call for help and apply a tourniquet to her 24-year-old partner while waiting for medics and backup to arrive.

According to The Daily Mail [1], Apolinar is in stable condition at a Los Angeles County hospital.  Sheriff Alex Villanueva said that both deputies are expected to make a full recovery.