Parole Officer I Brenda Lee LaFaso

Parole Officer I Brenda Lee LaFaso

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Parole Division, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, December 31, 2020

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Brenda Lee LaFaso

Parole Officer I Brenda LaFaso died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Officer LaFaso had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Parole Division for three years and was assigned to the Beaumont District Parole Office.

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 51
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

COVID-19, communicable disease

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I am so sorry to learn of the grievous loss of Parole Officer LaFaso when she died in the line of duty from Covid. To the LaFaso family, fellow deputies , and all who call Brenda beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Parole Officer gave to her community and the residents of Texas and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on December 31, 2020.

Phyllis LoyaMom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 30, 2022

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