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- Jan. 03, 2021 -

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Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice Patch
Resided: TX, USA
Born: Dec. 25, 1963  
Fallen: Jan. 03, 2021
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 57 yrs. of age
Dept: Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice
2101 E Ben White Blvd  
Austin, TX   78741   USA
County: Travis
Dept. Type: State/Corrections
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 27 years
Duties: assigned to Havins Unit in Brownwood

Bio: Randall was born in Gorman, Tx, to Lewis Lee and Lena Faye (Smith) Sims. He graduated from Mullin ISD in 1983. He went on to serve 28 years as a correctional officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. On July 22, 1983, he married the love of his life, Tina Marie (Gober) Sims. They raised four daughters and one son, Malinda, Chrystal, Jennifer, Randy, and Jessica. He also was a proud grandfather to 20 grandkids.

Randall loved all things sports, hunting, fishing, livestock shows, and garage sales. He loved the Texas Longhorns, Texas Rangers, and most of all, the Mullin Bulldogs. Those who truly knew Randall, though, can tell you that he loved nothing more than his family. He lived his life for the love of his family and seeing them succeed in whatever they were doing. He was always there for all of his kids and grandkids sporting events graduations and there when you needed him. He also loved his TDCJ family in gray. If you were around him, his care and smile were contagious, and you knew he was a great man. Randall loved life and truly cared for everyone he came across, whether it was a blood family member or a new friend. Randall impacted everyone he worked with and knew.

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: Havins Unit   Brownwood, TX   USA   Sat. Dec. 19, 2020
Summary: Sergeant Randall Sims died from complications after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among employees and inmates at the Havins Unit in Brownwood, Texas.


COVID-19, a flu-like virus, originated in Wuhan, China. Worth a mention, the Chinese Government, had a biological research facility in that very province. At this point, it was widely held that COVID-19 was a bat-coronavirus and the first case was discovered in Wuhan in Oct. 2019.

On Dec. 31, 2019, Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, with an unknown cause. Jan 7, 2020 Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).

Despite deaths and an entire Chinese Province(Hubei) quarantined by the Chinese Government, the World Health Organization(WHO) simply declares a global public-health emergency. Despite this serious understatement, on January 31st, President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks. Despite a large public outcry of racism, this move likely saved 1000's of American lives, it would later be deemed.

After a full blown global infection, and an entire country being declared on 'Lockdown'(Italy), on March 11th, WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. This same day, President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries. On Mar. 13th, a US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

On Mar. 23rd, New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US. On Mar. 31, more than 1/3 of humanity is under some form of lockdown. On Apr. 2nd, the world passes one million COVID-19 infections.

On April 7th, roughly 95% of all Americans are under lockdown, as 42 states issue stay-at-home orders. The entire American economy has ground to a halt. Congress passed laws awarding trillions in grants, loans and other types of assistance to the American working population and businesses.

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