Corrections Officer V Maria Luisa Mendez

Corrections Officer V Maria Luisa Mendez

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, May 9, 2020

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Maria Luisa Mendez

Corrections Officer V Maria Mendez died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure during an outbreak at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville, Texas.

Officer Mendez had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 10 years. She is survived by four 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.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 12, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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