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El Paso County officials plead for more morgue workers as coronavirus fatalities climb

The request comes as the county has used low-level offenders from the county jail to help transport bodies and as officials await a response from the Texas National Guard.

El Paso County detention inmates, also known as “trustees” who are low-level offenders, help move bodies to mobile morgue units outside the Medical Examiner's Office in El Paso on Nov. 14, 2020.

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