Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Correctional Institutions Division, Texas
End of Watch Sunday, September 12, 2021
Corrections Officer III Echo Rodriguez died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Garza West Correctional Institution at 4250 Highway 202 in Beeville.
Officer Rodriguez had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for eight years. She is survived by her child.
Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.