Game Warden Chris Wilson Dead at 43 From COVID
Chris Wilson, a game warden from Texas who appeared in the reality TV show “Lone Star Law,” is dead after losing his battle with coronavirus.
A rep for the Department tells, “Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Sgt. Christopher Ray Wilson passed away August 26 after a valiant battle against health complications related to COVID-19.”
TPWD Executive Director, Carter Smith: “Chris left this earth on the afternoon of August 26th after valiantly battling a series of health complications related to COVID. Chris was a big man with a big heart, who left a positive impression and impact for all those fortunate enough to have worked and spent time with him over his 16 years of exemplary service to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and our grateful state.
Sgt. Wilson, who worked for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for 17 years, had been hospitalized at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center after testing positive for the virus.
Chris appeared in a lone episode of “Lone Star Law” back in 2016, serving a search warrant with other game wardens and Captain Scott Jurk.
Other Texas game wardens escorted Chris’ remains to a mortuary in town late Thursday, and they’re standing watch outside the funeral home while his body is being prepped for a funeral.
Chris loved his family dearly including his four children Tristen (17), Colby (16), Tyler (12), and Hailey (7) along with his parents, Warren and Mary Ann Rinn. I ask that you keep his children and family in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate through this very difficult time.
Chris proudly served our Home Ground as a State Game Warden with great purpose, pride, and dedication. With a big smile, a big presence, a big heart, and a big impact, he made our Department and our work better. His End of Watch leaves a hole in the hearts of many a colleague and many a Texan, all of whom are grieving the loss of his presence, but grateful beyond words, for the dignity, strength, and sacrifice of his service. May he rest in peace.”