Park renamed after late El Centro coach, cop

Efren Coronel Park on Saturday in El Centro. PHOTO VINCENT OSUNA

EL CENTRO — Wildflower Park here will be renamed after the late Efren Coronel, who died in the line of duty while serving as a city police officer on June 3.

Coronel, 51, died of complications from COVID-19 after being hospitalized for three weeks. He contracted the virus on duty while dealing with a suspect.

Park renamed after late El Centro coach, cop

El Centro Police Officer Efren Coronel. COURTESY PHOTO

Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.

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