HCSO grieving after Deputy Alexander Gwosdz loses battle with COVID-19

The Harris County Sheriff's Office is mourning the death of one of their own from COVID-19 complications. Bill Barajas reports.

HOUSTON – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of one of their own.

Deputy Alexander Gwosdz, 32, died Thursday from Covid-19 complications.

Gwosdz was a 9-year veteran of the department.

“He was a great guy, great partner, great with his family,” said Reserve Deputy Josh Wilson. “I didn’t think I would lose him this way.”

Wilson said he was fortunate enough to ride with two to three times a month since 2014.

“He would always go above and beyond to take care of people on scenes,” Wilson said.

Gwosdz contracted the virus weeks ago and battled the illness in the hospital before losing his fight with COVID-19 this week.

Wilson was thankful he was able to visit him just days before his death.

“He was heavily sedated, so I just got to thank him for being such a good friend and say my goodbyes,” Wilson said.

Gwosdz is the fourth deputy and fifth HCSO employee agency-wide to die from COVID-19.

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