Hard Rockin' Sherriff Loses Cancer Battle

(the-signal.com) Robert "Bobby" Corrales, a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was stationed at Santa Clarita Superior Court, died Thursday, April 23 at his home in Valencia following a long battle with acute myloid leukemia. Corrales, of Valencia, was 57.

Members of rock groups Van Halen, Rush, Guns 'N Roses and Velvet Revolver were among the contributors to a benefit auction designed to help Corrales and his family raise funds to cover expenses not covered by Corales' medical insurance.

Corrales was a 24-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He began his law-enforcement career with the Los Angeles County Marshall's Department and became a sheriff's deputy when the Marshall's Department was merged with the Sheriff's Department in 1994. Prior to being stationed in Santa Clarita, Corrales was stationed at the Van Nuys Superior Court. - more on this story

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