Corrections Officer V James Willard Weston, Jr.

Corrections Officer V James Willard Weston, Jr.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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James Willard Weston, Jr.

Corrections Officer V James Weston died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among staff and inmates at the Johnston Unit in Winnsboro, Texas.

Officer Johnston had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 13 years. He is survived by his two sons.

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 55
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 20, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank you CO Weston 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.


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

September 27, 2020

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