Texas Correctional Officer Dies From COVID-19

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The Texas Department of Criminal Justice posted on Facebook that  60-year-old Kenneth Harbin had been at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock since June 28th. He passed away on July 4th.

Harbin had been with the department for more than 30 years and was assigned to the Daniel Unit in Snyder.

The executive director of TDCJ Bryan Collier is quoted as saying, "Every death of one of our own is a tragic loss. The thoughts and prayers of his family in gray are with Officer Harbin’s loved ones and friends. He will not be forgotten.""Officer Harbin was a great Correctional Officer and a better friend. He was always had a smile or a joke to make the day better! He always uplifted those around him and would take time out of his day to make sure you were ok, said Daniel Unit Senior Warden Michael Britt. "He was a selfless person and gave all he could to those he loved."The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says they have had nine employees pass away in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.