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HARRIS COUNTY DEPUTY DIES FROM COVID 19!

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of Deputy Juan Menchaca, who died on Saturday after a lengthy battle with COVID-19.

Deputy Menchaca, 70, had been hospitalized for several weeks after contracting COVID-19. He was a 14-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and was most recently assigned to the courts division. He began his law enforcement career with the Nacogdoches Police Department, and he previously served 18 years as a Texas parole officer.

“Deputy Menchaca was a beloved member of our Harris County Sheriff’s Office family, and he will be terribly missed by all of us who had the honor of knowing him,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “I ask the entire community to lift up Deputy Menchaca, his wife, Melissa, and their entire family in their prayers. I also ask that we all honor him by continuing to do our part to stop the spread of this terrible virus.”

Deputy Menchaca and his wife had seven children.

He is the second Sheriff’s Office employee to die after contracting COVID-19. Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski died of the virus on May 6.

The number of Sheriff’s Office employees who have tested positive for coronavirus during the pandemic stands at 332. Of those, 15 are currently hospitalized and 254 have recovered.

Funeral arrangements for Deputy Menchaca are pending.

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FREE FACE MASKS FOR THE PUBLIC!

The Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office is distributing masks and gloves to the public at the below listed times and locations. Please share this information with your audiences so they can better protect themselves from COVID-19.

Constable Alan Rosen is working to ensure that those without the ability to purchase these precious resources for themselves will still have access to them.

“No one should go without in the middle of a pandemic,” said Constable Rosen. “Our Community Outreach team is working diligently day and night to find these resources and get them into the hands of those who need them most. We’ve been doing so for the past two weeks.”

The first 100 vehicles will be served at each location.

Effective Monday, April 27, masks are legally required in Harris County per an executive order signed today by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. The order expires after 30 days. There is a $1000 fine which can be associated with violation of the order.

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RESPONDERS HELPING RESPONDERS THRU COVID19!

THE SPIRIT OF GIVING IS ALIVE AND WELL IN THE HOUSTON REGION.

SUNDAY NIGHT THE WOODLANDS FIRE DEPARTMENT PUT OUT A PLEA FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION GEAR – I POSTED IT ON MY BLOG WWW.ISIAHFACTOR.COM/BLOG AND THE HOUSTON POLICE OFFICERS’ UNION RESPONDED.

HPOU PRESIDENT JOE GAMALDI LOADED UP HIS SUV AND DROVE TO THE WOODLANDS MONDAY AFTERNOON.

HE DELIVERED HUNDREDS OF SUPPLIES WITH SEVERAL BIG BOXES THAT INCLUDED PROTECTIVE SHOE GEAR, RUBBER GLOVES, AND PROTECTIVE MASKS.

THE WOODLANDS FIRE CHIEF PALMER BUCK SAYS THE SUPPLIES WITH HELP HIS GUYS ALONG WITH POLICE OFFICERS ON THE FRONT LINES AS THEY BATTLE THE CORONAVIRUS.

THANKS HPOU!