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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice

January 2022

TDCJ Mourns the Loss of Carlos Moreno

Carlos Moreno
Correctional Officer IV
Alfred Hughes Unit

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is grieving the loss of an employee that is related to the COVID-19 virus.

56-year-old Carlos Moreno, Correctional Officer IV at the Alfred Hughes Unit, died from complications with COVID-19 on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

Officer Moreno began working for TDCJ in November 1990 and retired in May 2016. He was re-hired in November 2016. Over the years he worked at the Memorial Unit and the Hughes Unit.

Officer Moreno took time off on January 5, 2022, to care for a relative who had tested positive for COVID-19 and during this time, he also tested positive. He was hospitalized on January 11, 2022, and remained in the hospital until he died.

“TDCJ continues to grieve over the loss of so many employees from this deadly virus,” said Executive Director Bryan Collier. “Officer Moreno was a longtime employee of the agency and we extend our condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers at the Hughes Unit.

Officer Moreno was from a TDCJ family. His two sisters and his brother were Hughes Unit employees.

Hughes Unit Senior Warden Bruce Armstrong said “Officer Moreno was an amazing officer who was always uplifting and positive. He would do anything for anybody. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.”

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