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Corrections Officer Daniel James Nagle | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer

Daniel James Nagle

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, December 17, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Shank

Offender: Executed in 2017

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Corrections Officer Daniel Nagle was stabbed to death by an inmate at the McConnell Unit in Beeville, Texas.

Officer Nagle's body was found in a hallway between two recreation rooms in a minimum security area. The weapon that was used was a homemade eight-inch sharpened cylinder rod.

The inmate murdered Officer Nagle as revenge for not being allowed to carry a sack lunch into a recreation yard. On April 23rd, 2002, the suspect was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to death. In January 2012 his appeal of the sentence was denied by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He was executed by lethal injection on October 12th, 2017.

Officer Nagle had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for three years. He was survived by his wife and three young children.

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I just read that your killer was executed yesterday. I had to come and look you up. May you now RIP

Hannah Penn
Friend of Ofc. Eric Mumaw EOW 2/2/17
October 13, 2017

 

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