Kerr County corrections officer dies following flu-related complications, sheriff says

Corrections Officer Stephen Walter died Sunday


KERR COUNTY, Texas – A Kerr County corrections officer died Sunday following complications from the flu, Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer said.

Stephen Walters, 43, was admitted to a San Antonio hospital in mid-December when complications set in, Hierholzer said.

“(His death) took us all by surprise,” Hierholzer said. “He was an excellent corrections officer.”

Hierholzer wasn’t sure if Walters had received the flu shot, but he encouraged all Kerr County Sheriff’s Office employees to get one.

Walters leaves behind a wife and four children.

Memorial services are pending.

"God bless you Stephen Walters and what you and your family gave to the citizens of Kerr County,” Hierholzer said.

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