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Deputy William Gajir of Tarrant County dies at COVID-19

“He was always smiling …” the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office said of Deputy William H. Gajir.

Tarrant County, Texas — Friday’s Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office has announced the death of a longtime agent for COVID-19.

Officials said in a Facebook post that William “Howard” Gajir spent more than 40 years in law enforcement in his life. He joined the sheriff’s office in 2005, retired in 2015 and returned in 2018, officials said.

“He was always smiling … that’s what we all remember about Vice William’Howard’ Gajir, who lost the fight against COVID. [Friday]”.

Gajir was the chief of the fire department in southern Texas before joining the sheriff’s office, officials said.

Gajir is the latest in the recent COVID-19 deaths of emergency response personnel throughout northern Texas.

On Friday, the Plano police station said 29-year veteran Lieutenant Ernest Oldham had died after viral complications.

Earlier this week, Denton County officials announced the death of Roland Asevad, the county’s fire chief and head of development and emergency services.

Dallas firefighter David Leos died on September 2, making him the first coronavirus-related death of the Dallas Fire Rescue Team. He has been in the hospital since July 17th.

Deputy William Gajir of Tarrant County dies at COVID-19

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