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End of Watch Monday, December 28, 2020

Corrections Officer V Joe Landin

Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division, Texas

Officer Landin had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 25 years. He is survived by his two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren.
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Joe Landin

Corrections Officer V Joe Landin died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Montford Unit in Lubbock, Texas.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, December 14, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

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Jim Piwowarczyk is an investigative journalist and co-founder of Wisconsin Right Now. Married with 3 kids, a chocolate lab, and a german shepherd. Jim served as a police officer in Wisconsin for more than 20 years. His career started as a police officer in Milwaukee County in 1994 as a patrol officer, until he was promoted to patrol sergeant in 2003 where he worked until he left in 2009 to pursue business aspirations. Jim Piwowarczyk was a field training officer, evidence technician & hostage negotiator and conducted many drug investigations. Jim continued to work part-time for an area police department. Jim is avid real estate investor, and small business owner & developer. Jim has coached youth football and basketball. Jim is also an avid fisherman and hunter.

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