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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice


January 2022

UTMB and TDCJ Mourn the Loss of Tammy Martinez

Tammy Martinez
RN, UTMB
Michael Unit

51-year-old Tammy Martinez, a registered nurse at the Michael Unit through the University of Texas Medical Branch, has died from complications with COVID-19. Mrs. Martinez passed on Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Mrs. Martinez began her UTMB career as a patient care assistant at the Coffield Unit in March 2006. In 2009, she promoted to a licensed vocational nurse at the Michael Unit. In 2013, she transferred to the Beto Unit. In March 2018, she transferred back to the Michael Unit. In August 2019, she promoted to a nurse clinician at the Michael Unit and continued her education by receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

Mrs. Martinez’s husband, Joe Martinez, is a retired TDCJ employee. She has 5 children and numerous grandchildren.