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Guard James B. Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas


James B. "Jim" Sneed

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, July 6, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Guard Sneed was shot and killed by two prisoners using smuggled handguns during an escape attempt from the Retrieve Prison Farm (modern day Wayne Scott Unit) in Brazoria County.

As the two were being punished for misbehavior, they produced the pistols and demanded that Guard Sneed hand over his keys. The two opened fire on Guard Sneed as he reached for his pistol. Both of the prisoners were taken into custody. Both men were sentenced to life in prison.

Guard Sneed was survived by his mother, sister, and uncle.

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Rest in Peace Correctional Officer Jim Sneed. 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. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you forever burn in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
July 6, 2016


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