A Tarrant County jail officer died Wednesday of COVID-19, the third jailer to die of the virus and the second in one week, the sheriff’s office said.
Jerry Jones was a security control specialist and joined the department in 2002 as a corrections officer.
He was 57 years old.
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“He has been noted as a kind, gentle person,” the sheriff’s department said in a release. “Please keep family, friends and co-workers of Jerry Jones in your thoughts and prayers.”
Cpl. Charles Holt, 36, passed away in September – five days after he was diagnosed with the virus.
As of earlier this week, 65 jail staffers and a similar number of inmates had the virus or were in quarantine.
*Map locations are approximate, central locations for the city and are not meant to indicate where actual infected people live.
**County totals below include all 32 North Texas counties, not just Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant.