Juvenile Corrections Officer Sean Wilson died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and juvenile offenders at the Giddings State School in Lee County, Texas.
Officer Wilson had served with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and son.
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.