Brownwood Corrections Officer Dies of Covid-19


BROWNWOOD, TX – Law enforcement officials continue to be impacted by COVID-19. On Monday, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice confirmed a corrections officer with the Havins Unit in Brownwood has passed away from coronavirus.

According to TDCJ, 57-year-old Sergeant Randall Sims tested positive for the virus on December 19 and was hospitalized two days after Christmas. 

He ultimately passed away on January 3rd at a Fort Worth Hospital.

“Being a mentor is not easy, but Randall Sims was the best,” said Havins Unit Senior Warden Angela Chevalier. “Randy was always positive, funny, smiling, playful, and willing to help in any and every way. His legacy will live on as an example of a Correctional Professional and a leader who embodied the TDCJ values of integrity, courage, commitment, and perseverance every day until his last.”

“Randall Sims was more than just a long-time public servant, he was a mentor to many,” said TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier. “TDCJ is a family, but the Sims family is TDCJ as his family members also work here for the agency. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of them at the Havins Unit and beyond."

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