A Collin County detention officer has died after contracting COVID-19.
Joseph Quillen, Jr., a six-year U.S. Navy veteran, died on Tuesday evening.
Quillen served as a detention officer in Collin County for 19 years and earned a Master Jailers certification and license, the Collin County Sheriff's Office said.
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"Joseph was that commensurate professional who led by example, who always completed the task at hand, and who absolutely mastered the difficult work of managing inmates in a large jail," Sheriff Jim Skinner said. "His knowledge, professionalism, and devotion to duty inspired all of his colleagues. Joseph was a loving husband and father, and a true friend to all who knew him. He will truly be missed."
According to the Collin County Sheriff's Office, Quillen was a dedicated public servant who was an inspiration to the officers he helped train.