Child Abuse Services Team employee death

Start Date: 09/18/2019


On Monday, September 16th, I received a call from the Child Abuse Services Team (CAST) supervisor asking us to respond to the CAST office reference the death of a co-worker. The death of the employee was extremely tragic and heartbreaking. Jan (Sequoia) and I (Henry) arrived at the CAST office in Orange, Ca at 0845. We were asked to walk around the facility and meet with the staff. We met with about 20-30 staff members for the next 2 hours. Henry and Sequoia were very engaging during this deployment. The staff is always under a high stress due to the nature of their job. The death made for a very distraught atmosphere.

Agency: County of Orange

Jan Heppert and Sequoia