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, 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 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 sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

July 17, 2021

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