Parole Officer IV Joseph Lange died after contracting COVID-19 while performing offender supervision duties.
Officer Lange had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Parole Division for 25 years and was assigned to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. He is survived by his son, mother, father, and two half-sisters.
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.