Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Sergeant Joe F. Gurney

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Friday, August 12, 1988

Cause: Animal related

Major Cephus D. Burson

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Wednesday, October 1, 1980

Cause: Heart attack

Guard Nolan Buckhanan

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Wednesday, June 14, 1972

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Major George Alan May

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Friday, September 17, 1971

Cause: Aircraft accident

Guard John P. Greer

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1938

Cause: Stabbed

Guard Felix Smith

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Friday, June 19, 1936

Cause: Gunfire

Guard Virgil Welch

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Friday, May 10, 1935

Cause: Gunfire

Guard J R McCall

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Sunday, August 27, 1933

Cause: Gunfire

Guard Deb Edward Long

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Thursday, February 2, 1928

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Guard Early A. Lott

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Thursday, March 25, 1926

Cause: Gunfire

Guard James Elliot

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Friday, July 17, 1908

Cause: Assault

Guard Joe Epperson

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Monday, April 29, 1889

Cause: Gunfire

Sergeant Isreal S. Ewan

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Thursday, December 8, 1887

Cause: Struck by train

K9 Roscoe

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

EOW: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Total Line of Duty Deaths: 65

  • Accidental 2
  • Aircraft accident 2
  • Animal related 1
  • Assault 6
  • Automobile crash 8
  • Drowned 1
  • Fall 5
  • Gunfire 17
  • Gunfire (Accidental) 8
  • Heart attack 6
  • Stabbed 5
  • Struck by train 2
  • Vehicular assault 1
  • Weather/Natural disaster 1

By Month

  • January 6
  • February 1
  • March 2
  • April 5
  • May 5
  • June 10
  • July 11
  • August 6
  • September 6
  • October 5
  • November 3
  • December 5

By Gender

  • Male 61
  • Female 4

K9 Line of Duty Deaths: 1

  • Struck by vehicle 1