Corrections Officer V Kevin Dupree

Corrections Officer V Kevin Dupree

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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Kevin Dupree

Correctional Officer V Kevin Dupree died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 while assigned to the Powledge Correctional Unit at 1400 FM 3452 in Palestine.

Officer Dupree was a United States Air Force veteran. He had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division for 28 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 66
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Tuesday, October 12, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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To Correctional officer Kevin Duprees family, I wanted you to know that I will be honoring your loved one this year as I ride in the Law Enforcement United bicycle ride.

I will be riding 250 miles in 3 days to honor your loved one to help bring awareness of all our fallen Heros.

It is a privilege to do this for your family, hope I get to meet you in DC when we arrive.

Jackie Infalt
Menomonee Falls PD, WI (Ret.)

April 25, 2022

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