“Fallen But Not Forgotten”
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Rank: Correctional Officer V
Department: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Institution: Western Region Transportation , TX
Correctional Officers Christopher Davis and Eligio Garcia Jr. were killed in a prison bus crash. The bus was transporting 10 inmates from a transfer facility in Abilene, Texas to the Rogelio Sanchez State Jail in El Paso, Texas. The bus hit a patch of ice on an overpass, causing it to slide off the highway and down an embankment. The bus then struck a passing train and was dragged along the tracks, breaking apart. Officer Davis and Officer Garcia, along with eight inmates, suffered fatal injuries at the scene. One other Officer, Correctional Officer Jason Self, was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Officer Davis had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 17 years. He is survived by his wife Donna; step-son Darrell; parents Perry and Ruthanne Davis; and brother and sister-in-law Bruce and Barbara Davis.
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