Corporal Juvencio Garcia, Jr.

Corporal Juvencio Garcia, Jr.

Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, January 15, 2021

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Juvencio Garcia, Jr.

Corporal Juvencio Garcia died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Corporal Garcia had served with the Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District Police Department for 11 years and had previously served nine years with the Starr County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son.

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 48
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 333

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 15, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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CPL. Garcia,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

February 6, 2022

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