Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Correctional Institutions Division, Texas
End of Watch Monday, September 13, 2021
Sergeant Shad Hammond died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working a the Clemens Correctional Institution at 11034 Hwy 36 in Brazoria.
Sergeant Hammond had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 26 years. He is survived by his wife and 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.