Chaplain II Akbar N. Shabazz

Chaplain II Akbar N. Shabazz

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 23, 2020

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Akbar N. Shabazz

Chaplain II Akbar Shabazz died after contracting COVID-19 while supervising inmates at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville, Texas.

Chaplain Shabazz had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 48 years. He is survived by his wife and five 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.


  • Age 70
  • Tour 48 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank you for your service Chaplain. RIP.

MAJOR Louis Chirichello

August 30, 2020

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