Corrections Officer Luis Arturo Hernandez, Sr.

Corrections Officer Luis Arturo Hernandez, Sr.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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Luis Arturo Hernandez, Sr.

Corrections Officer Art Hernandez died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty while assigned to the Rufus H. Duncan Unit in Diboll, Texas.

Officer Hernandez had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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 58
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, March 8, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

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May 18, 2021

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