Deputy Sheriff Juan Menchaca died as a result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.
Deputy Menchaca had served with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years and was assigned to the Courts Division. He had over 32 years of law enforcement experience and had previously served with the Nacogdoches Police Department and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Parole Division. He is survived by his wife and seven children.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.