Corrections Officer IV Charles Ronald Hughes

Corrections Officer IV Charles Ronald Hughes

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, September 25, 2021

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Charles Ronald Hughes

Corrections Officer IV Charles Hughes died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while working at the Reverend C.A. Correctional Institution at 295 IH-45 North in Huntsville.

Corrections Officer Hughes had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division for 34 years. He is survived by his two children.


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 600 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.

Bio

  • Age 79
  • Tour 34 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, September 8, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Rest in peace Corrections Officer IV Charles Hughes, and thank you for your service.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 3, 2021

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