Corrections Officer IV Jackson Pongay

Corrections Officer IV Jackson Pongay

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, July 19, 2020

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Jackson Pongay

Corrections Officer IV Jackson Pongay died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Lychner State Jail in Humble.

Officer Pongay had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for four years. He is survived by his wife and one child.

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 56
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 25, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

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August 12, 2020

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