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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice


January 2021

TDCJ Mourns the Loss of Rebecca Crowe

Rebecca Crowe
Rebecca Crowe

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

73-year-old Parole Clerk Rebecca Crowe had 1 year of service with TDCJ and was assigned to the Victoria District Parole Office. She tested positive for COVID-19 on December 21, 2020 and was quarantining at home. She had been suffering from COVID symptoms but was never hospitalized. She was found deceased at home yesterday by her son.

“Rebecca Crowe brought wisdom and insight to this agency,” said TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier. “Any loss to our TDCJ family is major and hits us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with her son, friends and family. Ms. Crowe will not be forgotten.”

“She was a joy to work with and brought significant experience to the parole division,” said Parole Division Director Rene Hinojosa. “Rebecca Crowe was dedicated to helping our clients find jobs. She was full of information about resources in the local area and was always willing to go above and beyond to help staff and clients. She was truly loved and will be missed.”

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