Ella fue una enfermera de mucho tiempo que “trabajado incansable y desinteresadamente” according to her employer.
La víctima, sandra conchas, 70, was taken to a nearby hospital and died of her injuries Sunday, según la policía.
“Our hearts are heavy,” LA County+USC Medical Center said, grieving the death of its longtime nurse. “Sandra Shells will forever be remembered for her compassionate care and unmatched dedication to her patients and her community throughout her 38-year career at LAC+USC.
“Sandra worked tirelessly and selflessly to keep her patients safe and healthy and will always be remembered as a ‘kind, compassionate and giving nurse,’ with a ‘helpful and thoughtful nature’ who was a favorite amongst colleagues and patients,” la declaración continuó. “There will never be enough words to express our gratitude for her tremendous work and dedication.”
Praise for Shells came from the wider community as news of the attack spread.
“As a frontline essential worker, she helped save countless lives throughout the pandemic and it is a heartbreaking loss to lose a hero,” LA County Supervisor and Chair of the Metro Los Angeles Board of Directors Hilda Solis eulogized on Twitter Sunday.
“I will push for an enhanced safety plan for riders and staff so we can prevent tragic incidents like this from happening again. I send my condolences to her family and the entire LAC+USC Medical Center community,” ella añadió.