Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Correctional Institutions Division, Texas
End of Watch Monday, September 13, 2021
Corrections Officer V Jose Hernandez died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Torres Correctional Facility at 125 Private Road 4303 in Hondo.
Corrections Officer Hernandez had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Correctional Institutions Division for 11 years. He is survived by three children.
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.