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Corrections Officer John Murphy Bennett | Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

Corrections Officer

John Murphy Bennett

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, July 17, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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

The prison van was traveling on U.S. Highway 190 when it was struck head-on by a pickup truck where the driver had lost control. Officer Bennett was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries one hour later. The other officer and the prisoner both suffered minor injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was also killed in the accident.

Officer Bennett had served with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 12 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, mother, brother, and two sisters.

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Rest in Peace Correct.ions Officer John Murphy Bennett Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
July 17, 2016


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