Corrections Officer V Melissa Maldonado

Corrections Officer V Melissa Maldonado

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, October 3, 2021

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Melissa Maldonado

Corrections Officer V Melissa Maldonado died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while assigned to the Garza West Unit at 4250 TX- 202 in Beeville.

Officer Maldonado had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division for over 12 years. She is survived by her father, sister, brother, and two nephews.

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.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 28, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19


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Sheriff Brad Swain, along with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offer our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen Officer, Melissa Maldonado. May the outpouring of support and encouragement you receive from agencies both near and far, provide you with peace and comfort at this difficult time.

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

December 8, 2021

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