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TDCJ Mourns the Loss of Amy Mashburn
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is grieving the loss of an employee that is related to the COVID-19 virus.
43-year-old Amy Mashburn, Administrative Assistant III with the RPD Sex Offender Rehabilitation Programs department, died on October 22, 2021.
Amy began her career with the TDCJ in April 2004 as a clerk at the Goree Unit. She had 17 years of dedicated service with the agency at the time of her death.
“TDCJ continues to grieve over the loss of so many employees from this deadly virus,” said Executive Director Bryan Collier. “Ms. Mashburn was a valuable asset to the agency and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family, friends, and co-workers.”
Amy tested positive for COVID-19 on October 17, 2021, after experiencing symptoms over the weekend. She was hospitalized on October 22, 2021, and her condition declined rapidly before her passing early that afternoon.
RPD Division Director Christopher Carter said, “Amy exemplified our agency core values through her dedicated service to the Rehabilitation Programs Division.” He added that because of Amy “thousands of men and women successfully completed programs and have since reintegrated into society.”
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has had seventy-one employees who have died in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.