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“Fallen But Not Forgotten”


36 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN TX


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Cesar Arreola


EOW: 01/18/2009

Detention Officer Cesar Arreloa died after becoming ill while participating in tryouts for the Sheriff's Office Special Reaction Team. The team is...

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John Bennett


EOW: 07/17/2003

Officer John Bennett was killed in an automobile accident as he and another officer transported a prisoner to death row at the Polunsky Unit. The ...

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Wilmot Burnett


EOW: 12/16/1999

Correctional Officer III Wilmot A. Burnett died from injuries he had sustained two years earlier in a transportation accident. Officer Burnett was...

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Susan Canfield


EOW: 09/24/2007

Field Corrections Officer Susan Canfield was on horseback supervising 76 inmates working in a field outside the Wynne Unit. Two inmates attempted ...

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Christopher Davis


EOW: 01/14/2015

Correctional Officers Christopher Davis and Eligio Garcia Jr. were killed in a prison bus crash. The bus was transporting 10 inmates from a transf...

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Timothy Davison


EOW: 07/15/2015

Correctional Officer Timothy Davison was escorting an inmate to his cell. When they arrived at the inmate's cell, the inmate began to assault Offi...

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Jim Dimanoff


EOW: 10/14/1997

Correctional Sergeant Jim Dimanoff died after falling from a guard tower while trying to secure a trap door. After climbing up several flights o...

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James Elliot


EOW: 07/17/1908

Guard James Elliot was beaten with a hoe by 10-12 inmates who were attempting to escape. Guard Elliot died later that night.

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Eligio Garcia Jr.


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 transf...

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Francisco Garza


EOW: 05/31/1999

Correctional Officer Francisco Garza was killed while driving to In-Service Training. His vehicle was hit when the driver of an on-coming car cro...

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Joe Gurney


EOW: 08/12/1988

Sergeant Joe Gurney succumbed to injuries received when his horse fell on him while he was guarding inmates.

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Robert Haley


EOW: 10/28/2004

Lieutenant Robert Haley was killed in an automobile accident while transporting an inmate from Abilene to Comanche. The inmate was also killed in ...

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Reuben Hejl


EOW: 05/19/2009

Parole Officer Reuben Hejl died from injuries sustained when he was involved in a single-vehicle accident. Officer Hejl was on duty, out making ho...

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Bill Himstedt


EOW: 08/08/1998

Correctional Officer Bill Himstedt was killed in an accident while transporting inmates. Officer Himstedt lost control of the bus he was driving an...

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John Hinson


EOW: 11/03/1932

Correction Officer John Hinson was struck in the head with a pitchfork and knocked from his horse by three convicts. He was then beaten to death wi...

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Minnie Houston


EOW: 06/03/1985

Correctional Officer Houston was stabbed to death while on duty. She was supervising seven inmate trustees at the dining hall when she was attacke...

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Tim Hudson


EOW: 08/20/1988

Sheriff's Deputy Tim Hudson was killed in the line of duty.

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Robert A Hunt


EOW: 06/06/1984

Officer Hunt served at the Wynne Unit. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, mother, two brothers and two sisters.

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Michael Jensen


EOW: 06/02/2011

AG Specialist Michael Jensen suffered a fatal heart attack while conducting a training session for offenders who were being instructed on the care ...

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Sherri Jones


EOW: 04/18/2011

Transportation Officer Sherri Jones was shot and killed in the basement of the Bowie County Courthouse by an inmate she was preparing to transport....

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Tronoski Jones


EOW: 08/20/2015

Detention Officer Tronoski Jones was escorting an inmate back to his cell when the inmate became combative and refused to reenter his cell. A call...

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Brandon Kountz


EOW: 03/31/2013

Correctional Officer Kountz, along with other Correctional Staff, were in the Staff Lounge awaiting the clearing of count and the start of the even...

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Sidney Lyons


EOW: 11/19/1989

Corrections Employee Sidney Lyons succumbed to injuries received when he fell from some boxes that he had climbed onto while looking for prisoners.

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Billy M. Moore


EOW: 04/04/1981

Major Billy Max Moore and Warden Wallce Pack were shot and killed by a prisoner who was able to gain control of one of the officers' pistols at the...

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Daniel Nagle


EOW: 12/17/1999

Correctional Officer Daniel Nagle was stabbed and killed by an inmate. The attack is believed to have been in retaliation for a disciplinary repor...

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Craig Orrell


EOW: 05/12/2011

Corrections Officer Craig Orrell suffered a fatal heart attack while jogging during an annual physical fitness test at the Edmundo Mireles Academy ...

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Rhonda Osborne


EOW: 10/21/2004

Clerk Rhonda Osborne was assaulted by an inmate in the Unit storage office and strangled to death. The inmate then took his own life. Ms. Osborn...

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Wallace Pack


EOW: 04/04/1981

Warden Wallace Pack and Major Billy Max Moore were shot and killed by a prisoner who was able to gain control of one of the Officers' pistols at th...

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Timothy Parsley


EOW: 10/01/1996

Correctional Sergeant Timothy Parsley died at home in the early hours of October 1, 1996, after a day involving an unusually large number of tense ...

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Lorraine Quinn


EOW: 05/10/2012

At approximately 7:30am, Substance Abuse Counselor II Lorraine Quinn was hit head-on by another vehicle. Counselor Quinn was on her way from the G...

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Arthur Redelfs


EOW: 03/13/2010

Detention Officer Arthur Redelfs, his pregnant wife Lesley (a U.S. Consulate worker) and their 7-month old daughter were leaving a child's birthday...

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Barbara Shumate


EOW: 06/13/2008

Sergeant Shumate was killed in an automobile accident when she was sent to pick up supplies in a department vehicle. On her way back to the facili...

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Stephen Stewart


EOW: 01/07/1994

Inspector Stephen Stewart died in the line of duty when, as he was leaving the Ellis Unit, his vehicle hit a culvert and was turned on its side. I...

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Walter Isaac Vandorn


EOW: 08/12/1916

Sergeant Walter Vandorn was counting out convicts and the Clemens State Farm in Brazoria County preparatory to going to work after the noon hour. ...

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Stanley Wiley


EOW: 01/29/2003

Supervisor Wiley was stabbed to death in the prison shoe factory and his throat was slashed with a knife used to trim shoes. He was taken to the i...

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John Willhite


EOW: 03/29/2011

Safety Risk Manager John Willhite was visiting the Roach Unit-TDCJ and while en route back to his office at the Regional Directors Office, he was i...

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