Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Correctional Institutions Division, Texas
End of Watch Thursday, April 15, 2021
Corrections Officer Jimmy Garcia died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while assigned to the Neal Unit in Amarillo, Texas.
Officer Garcia was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for five years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, mother, and 10 siblings.
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.