Texas Department of Criminal Justice -
Correctional Institutions Division, Texas
End of Watch Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Corrections Officer IV Tawiwo Obele, age 68 died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Beto Unit in Palestine, Texas.
Officer Obele had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for two years.
In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.
published Gloucestercitynews.net | February 27, 2021