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Sergeant Joe Olivares

Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Sergeant Joe Olivares died from died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while performing his duties at the John B. Connally Correctional Institution at 899 FM 632
in Kenedy.

Sergeant Olivares served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for seven years. He is survived by his 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.

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