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Eligio Garcia Jr.

Rank: Correctional Officer V
Department: Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Institution: Western Region Transportation , TX
EOW: 01/14/2015

Correctional Officers Eligio Garcia Jr. and Christopher Davis 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 Garcia and Officer Davis, 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 Garcia had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 22 years. He is survived by two daughter, 12-year-old Larson Avery and 10-year-old Ansleigh Grace; his parents Eligio R. and Belia Garcia; two sisters Lillian Wheeler and Yolanda Stapp; and two brothers Jamie Garcia and Michael Garcia.

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