Tahoka, Texas (KCBD) - Early Sunday morning we learned about the passing of Lynn County Sheriff Abraham Vega after battling coronavirus.
Sheriff Vega was 48-years-old.
The Funeral for Sheriff Abraham Vega will commence on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
The funeral service will be open to the public and held at the Tahoka Football Stadium.
The viewing for Sheriff Abraham Vega will take place on Thursday July 16th 2020 from 5pm-8pm. The viewing will be held in the sanctuary of The First Baptist Church located at 1701 Ave K Tahoka Tx, 79373 and is also open to the public.
The funeral procession will be coming through the Tahoka area on its way to Rest Haven Funeral Home at approximately 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Further updates will be provided via this page as the procession nears Lynn County. We invite the public to come out and show your support and respect along the route as we bring the Honorable Sheriff Abraham Vega back home to his final resting spot.
Due to current COVID restrictions, please ensure that if you are out of your vehicle that social distancing is being followed. If you do plan on being outside of your vehicle that masks are utilized.
Just four days earlier Sheriff Vega was airlifted to a hospital in Dallas to help his fight against COVID-19.
According to a post on his wife Rachel’s Facebook page on Wednesday, Sheriff Vega had been battling the virus in a Lubbock hospital for the past two weeks, spending nine of those days on a ventilator.
The post goes on to say his family has appreciated all of the continued calls, messages of support, and prayer.
Sheriff Vega’s wife Rachel did reach out and say that while her husband was at Covenant during his fight with COVID-19, he had an amazing team of doctors and nurses who tried every option to help him.
She says they truly cared and they are so grateful.
Lynn County has released the following press release on the death on Abraham Vega.
On behalf of the Lynn County Commissioner’s Court and myself, we are deeply saddened by the loss of our Sheriff, Abraham Vega. Abraham was not only a kind hearted, genuine man, but also a pillar of our community and county. His work as the Lynn County Sheriff didn’t go unnoticed, everyone around him knew that was his passion. He has served as a law enforcement officer in the county for many years, but Sheriff was the title that fit him best. We will miss his friendship and leadership dearly. We would like to send our condolences to his family and loved ones.----- Mike Braddock, Lynn County Judge.