Deputy Sheriff Johnny Ramos Tunches

Deputy Sheriff Johnny Ramos Tunches

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, November 2, 2020

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Johnny Ramos Tunches

Deputy Sheriff Johnny Tunches died as the result of complications after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

He had served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for 29 years and was assigned to District 2. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

The Effects of COVID on Law Enforcement

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country began to contract COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Due to the nature of their job, law enforcement officers were required to work and interact with the community even as the majority of the country was self-quarantined. As a result, hundreds of officers died from COVID-related illnesses and other complications.

Corrections agencies, in particular, suffered tremendous losses due to the constant and close proximity between the corrections officers and large inmate populations. Since March 2020, ODMP has verified that over 900 law enforcement officers have died as the result of a confirmed or presumed exposure while on duty and continues to work with hundreds of other agencies that have suffered a COVID-related death.

Visit ODMP's COVID-19 memorial listing every officer who has died as a result of a confirmed or presumed exposure.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

COVID-19, communicable disease

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He was my hero, my protector and most importantly, my dad. I miss him with all my might and soul.
You left too soon Daddy. You’re the glue to this family. My heart still aches and grieves for you every single day. But I know you’re not sick or in pain anymore. For that I am thankful, but I wish you were with us again. Mom and I miss you so so much. We love you and we will never forget all the wonderful memories you had with us. We will continue to keep your memory alive all the time. Please continue to watch over us with the angels and Lord above.
I miss you and I love you dad.
Rest In Peace.

Victoria Tunches
Daughter Of A Brave Police Officer

January 16, 2022

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