LYNN COUNTY, Texas – Lynn County Sheriff Abraham Vega has died after battling complications due to COVID-19, law enforcement organizations confirmed on social media.
According to Facebook posts from the Texas Chief Deputies Association and the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, Vega tested positive for the novel coronavirus and spent nearly two weeks in a Lubbock hospital before being airlifted to a Dallas area hospital on July 7.
Vega spent nine days on a ventilator and passed away from complications of the virus on July 11, officials said.
Kerr County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Vega’s passing and said Vega was a “great man and gave his all.”
Limited details were available on Vega’s passing, but we’ll bring more updates as they become available.