Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Correctional Institutions Division, Texas
End of Watch Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Correctional Officer IV Garland Chaney died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while assigned to the Skyview Correctional Unit at 379 FM 2972 in Rusk.
Officer Chaney had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Correctional Institutions Division for three years. He is survived by his 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.