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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

January 2021

TDCJ Mourns the Loss of Alfred Jimenez

CO IV Alfred Jimenez
CO IV Alfred Jimenez

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

71-year-old Correctional Officer IV Alfred Jimenez had 5 years of service with TDCJ and was assigned to the Formby Unit in Plainview. He tested positive for COVID-19 on December 23, 2020 and was admitted to a Plainview Hospital on December 29, 2020. Officer Jimenez was transferred to University Medical Center in Lubbock where he died in the early morning hours of January 15, 2021. Officer Jimenez leaves behind his niece who he raised as his own.

“Alfred Jimenez was a dedicated officer who was an example of service to all,” said TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier. “The Texas Department of Criminal Justice family feels any loss and it hits close to home. The thoughts and prayers of all of us at TDCJ are with the Jimenez family in their time of grief and loss. Officer Jimenez will never be forgotten.”

“He was always trying to instill the values needed to make lives better,” said Bobby Lumpkin, Correctional Institutions Division Director. “Alfred Jimenez work ethic was without compare and he was always focused on making sure that inmates were on task with both counseling and direction. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. He will be greatly missed.”

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