Corrections Officer IV Harold Paul "Skip" Smith, Jr.

Corrections Officer IV Harold Paul "Skip" Smith, Jr.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 15, 2020

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Harold Paul "Skip" Smith, Jr.

Corrections Officer IV Skip Smith died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Rufe Jordan Unit at 1992 Helton Road in Pampa.

Officer Smith had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 5-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren.

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 77
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, November 30, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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You will always be remembered. Thank you for your sacrifice and service. Your suffering is not in vain. Go and be thou at peace.

CASA Milton Smith
Bowie County Court of Law

November 3, 2021

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