Corrections Officer V Herbert James Garcia

Corrections Officer V Herbert James Garcia

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Monday, August 17, 2020

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Herbert James Garcia

Corrections Officer V Herbert Garcia died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Terrell Unit.

Officer Garcia had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 29 years and was assigned to the Southern Regional Transportation Unit. 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.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank you CO Garcia for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Texas. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 27, 2020

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