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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

February 2021

TDCJ Mourns the Loss of Troy Morin

Parole Officer I Troy Morin
PO I Troy Morin

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is grieving the loss of an employee that is connected to the COVID-19 virus.

53-year-old Parole Officer I Troy Morin had two and a half years of service with the TDCJ and was assigned to the San Antonio I Parole Office. Officer Morin was admitted to a San Antonio hospital on February 10, 2021, and tested positive for COVID-19 later that day. The following day he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and was listed in critical condition on February 20, 2021. Officer Morin died in the morning hours of February 23, 2021.

“The Texas Department of Criminal Justice suffers as one family in a time of loss,” said TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier. “Those times of loss have hit all areas of the agency. Now it is the Parole Division with the death of Officer Troy Morin. Each of the deaths coming from COVID are a tragedy that we mourn as a family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Morin family in this tragic time.”

“Mr. Morin was a parole officer who truly enjoyed his job,” said TDCJ Parole Division Director Rene Hinojosa. “He was a hardworking man who would go above and beyond to help his coworkers always putting the needs of his clients first. Most importantly, Officer Marin knew how to genuinely connect with the parolees. Around the office, he was known for his kindness and generosity and he will be in our hearts and thoughts forever.”

He leaves behind his parents, his two sisters, and three adult children.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has had forty-one employees who have died in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.