Texas corrections officer dies after battle with flu

Kerr County CO Stephen Walters came down with the flu over two weeks ago; he later became extremely ill and was transferred to the ICU


By CorrectionsOne Staff

SAN ANTONIO — A corrections officer died Sunday after experiencing complications while battling the flu.

KENS5.com reported that Kerr County CO Stephen Walters was hospitalized after coming down with the flu. In mid-December, complications set in. 

In a Kerr County Sheriff's Office Facebook post, Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer said Walters came down with the flu over two weeks ago. He later became extremely ill and was transferred to the ICU. 

"He is a young family man and an excellent employee of our department," Hierholzer said.

On Sunday, Hierholzer updated the department's Facebook page that Walters had died. 

"Officers get to patrol our street and arrest offenders (cuff and stuff)," Hierholzer wrote on Facebook. "Then they take them to our jails and drop them off. Our corrections officers then have to deal with them 24 hours a day, seven days a week from that point on. God bless you Stephen Walters and what you and your family gave to the citizens of Kerr County."

Walters is survived by his mother, father, wife and children. 

 

It is with great sadness that I must report the passing of our Corrections Officer. God has a more important mission for...

Posted by Kerr County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, December 29, 2019

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