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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice


March 2021

TDCJ Mourns the Loss of Stacy Crosby

Stacy Crosby
Stacy Crosby

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

57-year-old Engineering Specialist III Stacy Crosby had over 35 years of service with the TDCJ and was assigned to Facilities Headquarters. Crosby tested positive for COVID-19 on January 19, 2021. He was hospitalized for symptoms and treatment twice in January and February before being admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a Huntsville area hospital on February 15, 2021. Stacy Crosby died in the morning hours of March 6, 2021.

“You could not find an employee more dedicated to serving his fellow Texans than Stacy Crosby,” said TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier. “Stacy not only worked a full career of service to his retirement, he returned to service after. The TDCJ family mourns his loss and grieves with the Crosby family, the thoughts and prayers of each of us are with them in this trying time.”

“Stacy was a dedicated family man, friend, and co-worker. Said TDCJ Facilities Director Cody Ginsel. “Most of all, he was a faithful Christian who was always ready to share his faith. He is going to be greatly missed and will always be remembered for being a role model and inspiration to others.”

He leaves behind his wife, his two children, and a grandson.

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