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Texas Department of Criminal Justice, TX

Texas Department of Criminal Justice


Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer IV Craig Allan Orrell
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Cause: Heart attack

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer Kellie Pena
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Friday, September 3, 2010
Cause: Heart attack

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Sergeant Barbara Leggett Shumate
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Friday, June 13, 2008
Cause: Automobile accident

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer Susan Louise Canfield
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Monday, September 24, 2007
Cause: Vehicular assault

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer John Murphy Bennett
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Thursday, July 17, 2003
Cause: Automobile accident

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Supervisor Stanley A. Wiley
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Cause: Stabbed

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer Daniel James Nagle
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Friday, December 17, 1999
Cause: Stabbed

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer II Wilmot A. Burnett
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Thursday, December 16, 1999
Cause: Automobile accident

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer III Francisco F. Garza
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Monday, May 31, 1999
Cause: Automobile accident

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer Bill C. Himstedt
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Friday, August 7, 1998
Cause: Automobile accident

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correctional Officer James Dimanoff
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Tuesday, October 14, 1997
Cause: Fall

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Sergeant Timothy Parsley
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Tuesday, October 1, 1996
Cause: Heart attack

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Inspector Stephen G. Stewart
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Friday, January 7, 1994
Cause: Automobile accident

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Employee Sidney L. Lyons
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Sunday, November 19, 1989
Cause: Fall

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Sergeant Joe F. Gurney
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Friday, August 12, 1988
Cause: Animal related

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer Minnie R. Houston
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Monday, June 3, 1985
Cause: Stabbed

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Employee Robert A. Hunt
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Wednesday, June 6, 1984
Cause: Accidental

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correctional Officer Dalton B. Cawthray
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Thursday, January 5, 1984
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Warden Wallace M. Pack
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Saturday, April 4, 1981
Cause: Assault

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Employee Billy M. Moore
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Saturday, April 4, 1981
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Major Cephus D. Burson
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Wednesday, October 1, 1980
Cause: Heart attack

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correctional Officer John B. Brown
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Monday, July 18, 1977
Cause: Fall

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correctional Officer Edward Carter
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Monday, May 31, 1976
Cause: Fall

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard Nolan Buckhanan
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Wednesday, June 14, 1972
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Major George Alan May
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Friday, September 17, 1971
Cause: Aircraft accident

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Major Robert Alexander Arrington
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Friday, September 17, 1971
Cause: Aircraft accident

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Warden Bobbie B. "Dub" Bullard
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Thursday, June 6, 1963
Cause: Heart attack

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer Charles Jesse Baker
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Tuesday, July 21, 1959
Cause: Accidental

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard Benjamin Franklin "Ben" LaRue
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Saturday, November 23, 1946
Cause: Assault

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard George T. Preston
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Tuesday, June 20, 1944
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard John P. Greer
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Saturday, August 27, 1938
Cause: Stabbed

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard John Cleophus "Johnnie" Ford
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Monday, October 4, 1937
Cause: Drowned

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard George Washington Shiflett
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Tuesday, December 8, 1936
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard Felix Smith
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Friday, June 19, 1936
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard Virgil Welch
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Friday, May 10, 1935
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Major Joe Crowson
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Saturday, January 27, 1934
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard J R McCall
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Sunday, August 27, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correction Officer John R. Hinson
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Thursday, November 3, 1932
Cause: Assault

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard James B. "Jim" Sneed
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Monday, July 6, 1931
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer Tommy Mellie Starnes
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Thursday, June 11, 1931
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correction Officer Sidney Albert Syms
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Saturday, September 29, 1928
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Dog Sergeant Henry Ward
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Friday, July 27, 1928
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard Deb Edward Long
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Thursday, February 2, 1928
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard William M. "Will" Rader
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Thursday, July 22, 1926
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard Early A. Lott
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Thursday, March 25, 1926
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Assistant Warden Dewitt Frisby Oliver
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Saturday, September 17, 1921
Cause: Fall

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Sergeant Walter Isaac Vandorn
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Saturday, August 12, 1916
Cause: Stabbed

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correction Officer Charles E. Claiborne
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Monday, August 9, 1915
Cause: Weather/Natural disaster

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correction Officer John L. Wylie
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Thursday, April 22, 1909
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard James Elliot
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Friday, July 17, 1908
Cause: Assault

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correction Officer Joseph F. "Joe" Wilkerson
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Monday, April 23, 1906
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correction Officer Frank Miller
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Saturday, October 7, 1899
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correction Officer H. D. Parsons
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Tuesday, July 26, 1898
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correction Officer James Jackson
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Monday, December 15, 1890
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correction Officer Jesse F. Goodwin
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Monday, July 14, 1890
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Correction Officer Benjamin Williamson
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Monday, June 30, 1890
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard Joe Epperson
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Monday, April 29, 1889
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Sergeant George W. Taylor
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Saturday, March 15, 1884
Cause: Gunfire

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Guard James Monroe Butler
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Thursday, May 25, 1882
Cause: Struck by train


K9 LODDs


Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

K9 Roscoe
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
EOW: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Cause: Struck by vehicle

Line of Duty Deaths: 59

Accidental: 2
Aircraft accident: 2
Animal related: 1
Assault: 4
Automobile accident: 6
Drowned: 1
Fall: 5
Gunfire: 17
Gunfire (Accidental): 8
Heart attack: 5
Stabbed: 5
Struck by train: 1
Vehicular assault: 1
Weather/Natural disaster: 1

 

By Month

January: 4
February: 1
March: 2
April: 5
May: 5
June: 9
July: 9
August: 6
September: 6
October: 5
November: 3
December: 4

 

By Gender

Male: 57
Female: 2

 

K9 Line of Duty Deaths: 1

view Struck by vehicle: 1

 

 
 
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