Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Correctional Institutions Division, Texas
End of Watch Thursday, November 11, 2021
Correctional Officer V Kevin Dupree died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while assigned to the Powledge Correctional Unit at 1400 FM 3452 in Palestine.
Officer Dupree was a United States Air Force veteran. He had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Correctional Institutions Division for 28 years. He is survived by his two 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.