Corrections Officer IV Tawiwo Obele

Corrections Officer IV Tawiwo Obele

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Tawiwo Obele

Corrections Officer IV Tawiwo Obele died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Beto Unit in Palestine, Texas.

Officer Obele had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for two years.

Beginning in early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders have died as a result of COVID-19, and continue to do so as the virus spreads across the United States.


  • Age 68
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 31, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I am so sorry that you had to die in the line of duty! This is why you will forever be one of my heros.

Elijah Zuchelli
SMA Prep Criminology and Forensics Club

March 30, 2021

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